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I'm an aspiring sports journalist and am currently studying Professional Writing & Editing at RMIT with a view to completing a journalism degree. Sport plays a big part in my life and I don't think you will ever be able to take sport away from me no matter what I am doing or where I am in the world.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Our first World Cup win.... Johnny Warren told us so

After 32 years, Australia finally recorded it's first victory in a World Cup football tournament.

For a long time, the round ball code in this country has struggled for acceptance because Aussie Rules and both rugby league/union have reined supreme over a football code which is extremely popular in Europe.

For over 80 minutes, all hope was lost and the Socceroos would have gone down in history as still not yet recording a victory against anyone in World Cup competition until the genuis of Guus Huddink decided to introduced the duo of Cahill/Aloisi.

Aloisi's celebration was virtually the same as the famous finger waving effort that got us into the World Cup into front of a huge crowd at Telstra Stadium last year.

What happened last night was an event in Australian sporting history and all the we should all be proud of, regardless of whether we have any sort of interest in a game which played all around the world unlike Aussie Rules.

Aussie Rules football is a great game and although I have a strong involvement in that particular code, the world game has received greater recognition since the restructure of the FFA and the new A League competition that pulled huge crowds in the inaugural season.

3 Comments:

Blogger Pugs said...

Huge crowds??? Compared to the two men & dog that they used to get. The A league averaged about 10,000 a game, that's hardly huge compared to AFL.

11:16 am  
Blogger Ben Carbonaro said...

You might be right, Pugs.

At least it is drawing bigger crowds than what the old NSL did and the game is being marketed in a much better way than what what it used to be prior to the current management group becoming involved.

5:39 pm  
Blogger Pugs said...

Yes, you're right Crabs and I'm glad you are finally responding to comments.

10:40 am  

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