AGREED! totally robbed by that ref! I couldnt beleive that got a shot out of something like that with 11seconds remaining on the clock. They really deserved to go better...but as my boyfriend said "it is unfortunate that the ref was crap but you have to accept thats what happend"...life goes on (but its hard to accept dodgy refs decisions!
Bad luck aussies. But I don't think we were robbed. We were outplayed by a better team on the day who managed to play for almost half a game with 1 player less and still win. Well done Italy.
Debate goes on as to whether the penalty was or was not, but if you are going to throw yourself on the floor inside the penalty area then I guess you're just asking for trouble anyway! Also the red card to Materazzi should only have been a yellow card anyway. Bresciano had a second man on him at the time and he was not clear through on goal.
I'm an aussie but I hate it sometimes when people who live here always think we get robbed when we lose a sporting contest. About time we sit up and congratulate the other team on a game well played and accept that on the day we were outplayed by the better team. Not just in soccer, but when we lose in other sports also. Accept the ref decisions, accept the other team may have played better and move on.
Well the big aussie tour is over for this world cup.
They played well, who knows whats could happen in the next.
The refs have overshadowed more games than the goals.