Aussies continue strong start after golden night in the pool of the World Cup
This was a game that the USA will look back on, even years on from, as one of th용인출장마사지eir greatest, perh속초안마 속초출장샵aps only, international games. They won the semi-finals and won the final, after winning their first match in the tournament by five points, with a match that was so close it felt like a nail-biter. And it didn’t end there.
From the late stages of extra time through the final, Australia have only failed to score once. Of that, the only goal they conceded was through a penalty by Michael Bailey’s side.
They were the third side to have to wait a penalty, following a free-kick on the hour mark, as the hosts’ lead grew as the game went on to two goals, but they should have been rewarded for their efforts through the likes of Paul Riley.
There is little doubt that the match was important, the US having already won the final in a tense semi-final at the 2006 Asian Cup, but it is also safe to say that Australia were more than the better side.
And for this, they have their full s포항출장안마hare of praise for Tim Cahill, who was on the brink of a hat-trick to beat Colombia in the semi-final in June 2011, when he produced the goal that sent the hosts the way.
And he has done it again.
From the final whistle, Cahill took his place among the greatest players in the world, and it was almost unfair for him to be so unlucky to miss out on a medal.
He played the final after an injury to the captain, Brad Friedel, and there will never be any doubting what a role he played and showed in that game.
But what about the others? Did England’s Steven Gerrard and Brazil’s Luiz Felipe Scolari do enough to earn themselves a share of the trophy? And did any of the other players who have made it onto the final podium have an extraordinary tournament to add?
As much of a surprise as the US being the runners up for this summer’s World Cup, you have to think the Australians are just as upset. They will celebrate winning the title, and celebrate a final which they could have won if the pressure had not been so severe, but which did feel like the end of them, too.
The World Cup Final is played on November 12 in Brazil, with the semifinal and final to be played November 27.