Monday, June 26, 2006

Australia out of World Cup

Unfortunately Australia has been beaten by a bad reffing decision and is out of the World Cup. Italy won with a last minute penalty shot ending an exciting game with a disappointing anti-climax. This tops off a bad week in football - first was the embarrassment of the Australia v Croatia game which turned into a farce then South Korea's failure to get into the second round when the lines man's flag was overruled. The ref's decision to overrule was above board and Korea knows to play by the whistle but it did all happen very quickly and it left a bad feeling.

So with Korea and Australia both out in rather disappointing circumstances I probably won't bother watching the rest of the tournament. Given that four years ago the reffing was terrible and this year it is still terrible I can only hope it improves between now and 2010.

Currently reading:

"Hell" by Yasutaka Tsutsui