Friday, June 25, 2010

A BIG Day!

What an amazing day!
Who could have forseen what would happen today?

Italy have been knocked out of the World Cup!
The reigning world champions were eliminated thanks to a 3-2 defeat to Slovakia!

New Zealand are out too but remained undefeated with three draws, a very creditable effort.

The Socceroos were brave and courageous last night but despite beating Serbia 2-1 went out on goal difference. I woke Sport Boy up and we watched the game together, as well as the Germany v Ghana game. Germany won but didn't do us any favours by scoring lots of goals and thus Australia went out on goal difference.

And England did enough to beat Slovenia 1-0 and progress to the second round with Tottenham's own Jemain Defoe scoring the only goal.

Oh, and Australia got a new Prime Minister today, and she's a woman too!
Congratulations to Julia Gillard on becoming Australia's first female PM.
I feel sorry for Kevin Rudd who I think did a lot of good things in his 2 1/2 years as PM.
I'll probably blog about the political goings-on in the next couple of days.

At the moment my mind is on sport. Apart from the World Cup there is a HUGE game of footy Friday night, the Grand Final rematch between Geelong and StKilda at the MCG. The news tonight is that Norm Smith medal winner Paul Chapman is out with a hamstring strain! Rats. Mooney and Scarlett are back which is better news. I can't wait.

Can't close without mentioning the amazing tennis match at Wimbledon between John Isner and Nicholas Mahut that Isner finally won 6-4 3-6 6-7 7-6 70-68! The crowd certainly got their money's worth there!

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