Sunday, June 11, 2006

World Cup 2006

The World Cup has started. It harldy seems like four years since I was in Korea for the occasion. This time around though Australia is playing. (Hooray!) It is also good because Australia has hired former South Korean coach Gus Hiddink. Of course that does not guarantee that Australia will do as well as Korea did but I like Gus, I think he's a good coach who cares about his players. It doesn't matter much how Australia does this time round. The point is that we made it to the World Cup and I expect our team will make more regular appearances from now on. I think there is a tendency in Australia to believe that we are the greatest sporting nation. It doesnt fit that we haven't won the World Cup but the growing popularity of the game in Australia might be the start of great things to come. This is just the beginning.

Australia plays its first match (against Japan) tomorrow. Korea will play Togo for its first game the following day (June 13).

Currently reading:

"Hell" by Yasutaka Tsutsui