Victorious Socceroos through to World Cup


I'll be honest, I'm not a soccer fan. A good game is a fast game. I don't like the idea of sitting down and waiting for 90 mins for someone to kick a goal and I don't care if everyone is losing their voice around me. I did however get caught up in the excitement of Australia challenging Uruguay for a place in the soccer World Cup next year in Germany. When the pride of your country is at stake, I'm there to support them.
When Australia plays another country at anything, all of Australia is your best friend including your ex-boss who fired you coz you took a dump in the deep fryer as a practical joke. Don't ask me why everyone is your friend, they just are! And the next day, they hate your guts again.
In case you've been asleep and you've just woken up and you have no idea what I'm talking about then you better take a gander at this:
Australia has qualified for next year's soccer World Cup in Germany after beating Uruguay 4-2 on penalties in a heart-stopping qualifying match at Sydney's Telstra Stadium.
Australia was ahead 1-0 after the end of regulation time thanks to a Marco Bresciano goal in the first half.

But the qualifying match remained all square after Australia lost the first leg 1-0 in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo on the weekend.The match went into two 15-minute periods of extra time but the deadlock could not be broken.

Successful penalties were taken by Harry Kewell, Lucas Neil, Tony Vidmar and Jon Aloisi.
Australian goal keeper Mark Schwarzer was the hero with two brilliant saves in the shootout.
Earlier Bresciano netted in the 34th minute after a delightful move involving Tim Cahill, Mark Viduka and Harry Kewell, who had been introduced just four minutes earlier as a substitute, to send a noisy crowd of more than 80,000 into raptures.

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