Monday, June 26, 2006

Italy 1 Australia 0

Italy won again only because of the bad call of a corrupt ref. They got an unearned penalty kick at the very end of the game. Clearly the Australians did nothing to justify such a penalty. This is the second suspicious win by Italy due to an obviously wrong call by the ref. I think an investigation is in order.


Susan said...

Australia has been getting dodgy ref calls all tournament. Some people around here are a bit paranoid and think it is because the officials don't want Australia in the competition. This has been the first time in over 30 years that we even qualified to play and the first time ever that we made it past the first round.

Still I think we have done well to get as far as we did. There was no guarantee we would have won the penalty shoot out anyway.

Besides I can go watch Wimbledon in peace - if it ever stops raining in London that is!

J. Otto Pohl said...

Susan: The refs overall have been horrible this World Cup. Neither the US or Australia should have lost their last games. They only lost due to bad calls by the ref.

I lived in London for a couple of years and it always rained during Wimbledon.

J. Otto Pohl said...

I of course mean the US game against Italy not Ghana.

John Pohl said...


I am an Australia citizen and spent 6 years teachl at the University of Queensland. In addition I have and still consult for Australia companies. Your use of the word Dodgy remined me of My Australia friends. It could also be an Eng;ish term. I have heard dodgy lees often in the U.K.

JOhn Pohl