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Ten-man Italy stun Aussies
Marco Bresciano is brought down by Marco Materazzi.
A dubious, last gasp penalty handed ten-man Italy a 1-0 win over Australia in their World Cup second round clash. Azzurri substitute Francesco Totti scored from the spot in injury-time after Fabio Grosso took a tumble over luckless Lucas Neill. [+] | Rate this match

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Insight and Opinion

Long wait over for Socceroos

After 32 years in the wilderness, Australia are back on the world stage. Dale Johnson looks back at their past and what the future may have in store in Germany this summer.  [+]

Group F Tactics Board

Champions Brazil face a master tactician in Hiddink as well as an old hero leading Japan. Nick Bidwell considers an intriguing Group F in which the real battle is for 2nd.  [+]

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June 30, 2006
Neill backed to be next Australia captain
Lucas Neill would be an ideal candidate to captain Australia if current skipper Mark Viduka calls time on his international career, according to assistant Socceroos coach Graham Arnold.
June 28, 2006
Wilson: Sympathetic for Australia - just this once
Steve Wilson admits to a temporary change of heart after Australia's unlucky exit.
Socceroos want Euro Hiddink replacement
Australia's crestfallen soccer players believe another big name European coach should continue the good work started by Guus Hiddink at the World Cup finals.
Viduka considers international retirement
Mark Viduka is contemplating retiring from international football - for the sake of his children.
June 27, 2006
Australia united in anger over Italy penalty
Australia was in a state of disbelief on Tuesday after the Socceroos' incredible World Cup journey ended in heartbreak.
Cannavaro dismisses talk Italy were lucky
Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro said he was 'annoyed' by suggestions that his team had been lucky to beat Australia in Monday's World Cup second round match and said their opponents had been the fortunate ones.
June 26, 2006
Cahill warns Italy not to underestimate Australia
Tim Cahill has warned Italy to underestimate Australia at their peril in Kaiserslautern today.
Kewell was sidelined by gout for Italy match
Harry Kewell's surprise absence from Australia's World Cup defeat by Italy on Monday was the result of gout, his team mates told reporters.
Hiddink upset at nature of Socceroos exit
Australia coach Guus Hiddink has launched a bitter attack on Italy after seeing his dreams of leading the Socceroos into the last eight of the World Cup killed off by Francesco Totti's penalty in the last minute of injury time.
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