Aussies' Asian Cup aftermath

July 23, 2007
Already the football haters in my neighbourhood have started again: 'Losing in the quarter-finals? The Socceroos have blown it. They're back to where they were before the World Cup.' Australia's painful exit from the Asian Cup - losing to defending champions Japan on penalties - has given much-needed ammunition to those who want to keep the world game in its place. After the Socceroos' inspirational performance at last year's World Cup, the last thing the followers - and some administrators - of ...

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