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Football: Euphoria & Frustration

October 7th, 2006 · No Comments · Football (Soccer)

Tonight a friendly match between Australia and Paraguay was played in Brisbane.

My nephew Dan played Australia against Paraguay on the FIFA Soccer PC game just before kick-off, the result 1-0 to Australia. The actual game was a similarly tight affair.

The¬†skillful¬†Paraguays played tight football and defended well, with Australia having more attacking opportunities. These “friendly” games never seem that friendly as there was lots of tension out there. The South Americans rolled around in pain after every tackle, as expected, and it was good to see the Aussie did not follow their example. It does not need to be done.

Australia scored both goals in the game, though unfortunately the second one in the final minutes was into our own goal, the final result 1-1. From the euphoria of the first goal to take the lead, to the own goal robbing us of victory in the last minutes, soccer can be frustrating and disappointing, but I guess that is why we keep coming back.

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