Not sure what I can say really. Basically I'm devastated. We were up against the best team in the world and we fought like hell but, in the end, didn't even get a goal.
My point is, just like Croatia, but unlike Turkey in the last world Cup, we were up for it. Not just the team, but also the fans. Could you hear the Brazillians singing tonight?
I don't want to make a match report because I'm too depressed. If you do want to check one out click here, or here, or here.
Tonight's performance was tough. It was an Aussie style performance. Who gives a sh*t what the reputation of the opposition is. But still it was a loss and we have to look at the calculations of how to get into the next round.
The group stands as:
Brazil: 6 points (and guaranteed top spot in the group)
Australia: 3 points
Japan: 1 point
Croatia: 1 point
For Australia to get through all we need to do is beat Croatia in the next match. Looking at their very dire performance against Japan in their 0-0 draw, my hopes are still high.
At the same time, however, I so damn wish we had blasted Brazil away. Clearly their players have better skills than our lot but at the same time they are a bunch of cheating, big-headed, nancy boys.
Our lot, on the other hand, had graft, determination and unfortunately, no luck.
I'm not sure when the next match, Australia-Croatia, is on, but by God it is set up to be a truely great match (and that doesn't even take into account Zagreb Kanka's amazing and truely loved contributions to this blog).
I'm prepared to say that I love Zagreb Kanka, in a purely plutonic sense of course, but I truely hope that we stuff Croatia, whatever night we are playing.
Bring 'em on.