Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Here's an excerpt:
"1973 was the year that Australia would be facing World Cup eliminators, so the Australian Soccer Federation arranged for the Bulgarian national side to tour for three games as a
warm-up for these matches. The Bulgarians were the first European national team in Australia since 1969 and provided the Australians with high class opposition from which coach Rasic would be able to build up his team. The first game was played midweek in Sydney..."
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The world cup is the biggest tournament/competition/event in the world. Soccer (aka Football) is truly a world sport. Check out this article @ FootballAustralia.com.au for more information.
Let me be the first to say that I know for sure I dont have any so dont come knocking on my door. I know a few people that have put in an application. For those who have, good luck!
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
He deserves it, with skill like his, his career ahead is going to be awesome.
I wonder where I can sign up for his fan club?
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Monday, December 19, 2005
I say any aussies thinking of traveling abroad in the next year should be re-scheduling your life around those few games, I know I will be (although it will be from the comfort of my own living room). You will know its me when I am decked out in Australian Soccer Merchandise from head to toe.
I know a few people that will have the football fever (probably 3 billion world wide), so check out the link and get behind those Aussies.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Australia has Japan for their first match. I think this will be a good introduction to the world cup and excellent preperation for the BIG GAME against Brazil.
Japan is no easy beat, but they are no Brazil. Considering also that Australia will also be playing in the Asian cup, the possibility of a win in the openning game is increasing. From there lets hope getting second place is around the corner.
My dream is that Australia beats Brazil. I still want Brazil to qualify, it doesn't feel like a World Cup unless Brazil is up there. But if Asutralia beats Brazil, imagine what the soccer world will have to say about that. Yeah, that is a nice dream.
We will see. Not long now.
Monday, December 12, 2005
So the Brazilian coach is thinking about the Aussies. He says
This is good. I would say very good. I like to see other countries underestimate the skills the boys from down under have.
We have high class players playing in some of the top leagues all around the world. Passing us off as a physical team is ignoring the high caliber of football
The only reason
With the lead up to the world cup, that is all going to change as
I cant wait.JC
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Sunday, December 11, 2005
World Cup 2006 - Australia's Group Decided
- Brazil 1st
- Croatia 20th
- Australia 49th
- Japan 15th
Australia's World Cup Draw:
Australia's Coach, Guus Hiddink, led the Netherlands to the 1998 semi-finals and Korea Republic to the last four in 2002 - if that is any indication as to Australia's fate in the World Cup 2006!
Being drafted with Brazil, Hiddink is aiming for a second-spot finish in Group F for the Socceroos.
Interesting fact: As trainer of his native Netherlands, Australia coach Guus Hiddink lost to both Brazil and Croatia at France 98.
(source: FIFA World Cup 2006)
Friday, December 09, 2005
Benfica 2-1 Man Utd
(source: BBC Sport, Wednesday, 7 December 2005, 21:39 GMT)
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Soccer Strip Colour Restrictions
"At the June Council of Associations Executive Committee meeting, concern was raised in relation to clubs attempting to have a predominantly black coloured playing strips approved.
Following this meeting, it was confirmed to all Associations (In a memo dated 18 July 2005), that predominantly black coloured playing strips are not permitted and such strips are not to be approved by Associations.
At the meeting it was clarified by the Chairman of the Council of Associations and the President of NSW Referees Inc., that, where a coloured shirt worn by a referee clashes with the shirts worn by either team, then the referee is responsible for changing into a black shirt.
Any clubs with the colour black in their strip who require clarification as to whether their team strip is acceptable should contact their relevant Association. "
Something to consider
(source: Soccer NSW -Thu 18th Aug 2005 at 12:21pm)