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DIDGE - The View From Down Under

An Aussie’s ridgy-didge view of world affairs and popular culture.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Socceroos through to World Cup

Congrats to the Socceroos, who have finally qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 32 years. I watched the game live on TV, and could hardly watch the ridiculously tense penalty shoot out. Only disappointments were the booing of the Uruguayan national anthem and some homophobic banners. I wonder how that translated in the Uruguayan media? Just remember, apparently a bus having eggs thrown at it, the Aussie team being booed and one woman having her camera stolen in Uruguay somehow equates headline news here.

The Age: A Moment in History

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