Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!

I’ve never been a big soccer fan. In fact, I’m not really into sports at all. Yet last night I found myself sitting up late to watch the first Australian soccer team to play in the World Cup in 32 years.

Ever since arriving in Australia last month, I’ve observed a lot of media attention and public support for the Socceroos. So at 10:30 last night, I tuned into SBS to watch the big game: Australia vs. Japan.

Well into the second half I thought to myself, “What’s the point? Go to bed, Michael.”

But I’m glad I stayed up. What a comeback!

Trailing 0-1, the Socceroos scored three goals in the last eight minutes!

It was a very exciting end to the Socceroos first game at the World Cup in Germany. Next they play the world’s number one team, Brazil.

It will be another late night.

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