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Socceroos vs Iraq

Our second round match and we needed a big improvement on our first match. I headed down to the Nags Head along with well over 100 other fans. And we left sorely disappointed with a diabolical performance from Australia. I can't believe I used up a night out for this.

A howler from Schwarzer lead to the first goal (although he can point to an unmarked attacker). We played poorly and were 0-1 down at half-time. Viduka equalised early in the second half - finally a goal from him in a competitive match - I can't remember the last one.

But our performance never got above sub-standard. The Iraqis routed us 3-1 with two more good goals (again involving defensive errors) and they could have had more. Incredibly we can still qualify for the next round with a win in our third game but you'd be hard-pressed to find a fan who says we deserve to progress.