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2010 World Cup Finals - Final 4

A review of the semi-finals, play-off and final.

2010 World Cup Finals - Quarter Finals

An overview of the quarter-finals.

2010 World Cup Finals - Round of 16

An overview of the round of 16, the first knockout round.

2010 World Cup Finals - Round 3

A quick review of the third round of games (ie. every team's third and final group game).

Australia vs Serbia

At any other time, this would have been a marvellous result. Unfortunately today it was not enough. Cahill and Holman gave us a glimmer of hope mid-way through the second half, but in the end we fell short and our tournament is over.

2010 World Cup Finals - Round 2

A quick review of the second round of games (ie. every team's second group game).

Australia vs Ghana

The big question was: would the real Australia turn up and display the grit, determination and talent we know they have. The answer, despite us not getting the result we needed, was a resounding yes.

Serbia defeating Germany has thrown our group wide open. A win for us will see all four teams level on three points. From there, it's anyone's guess as to the final position.

2010 World Cup Finals - Round 1

A quick review of the first round of games (ie. every team's first group game).


Asia did pretty well. South Korea and Japan both won, while Korea DPR was good value against Brazil, despite going down. Only Australia let the region down. You'd have to say Australia probably put in the worst performance of Round 1 of all 32 teams. A couple of sides (eg. England, Spain) will be disappointed with their results, but they at least played well.

Germany vs Australia

Our tournament got off to the worst possible start. We were thrashed 0-4 by the Germans and Tim Cahill was given an undeserved red card and will miss our next match.

Australia vs USA

You don't take a lot from friendlies, but it's nice to win. Losing 1-3 is not a disaster for the same reason, but you'd rather not lose like this in your last warm-up match before a big tournament. By all accounts, the USA played well and deserved their win. They're also rated a better side than Denmark, putting our last friendly in perspective.


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