After 93 minutes of play, it was nil all in Australia vs Italy. Then, in yet another questionable decision by a referee - it's penalty to the Italians. It was over for the Aussies. Italy go through to the quarter finals.
Well done to the Italians. Despite being a man down for most of the second half, they held steady and, in fact, created the most chances to score.
I've just checked the news blogs and already there are some rather silly ideas being spouted out by some embarassing Australians. One suggestion is to introduce "video referees". Nothing could be more stupid! C'mon guys. This is football. This is life. We leave our fates to human judgement, human errors. This is what makes this game beautiful because anything can happen!
But enough of that. Let us celebrate this amazing Aussie achievement. Here are the goals we scored in the tournament - courtesy of bit9466.