Friday, April 22, 2011

Memorable Games: Australia vs Italy (0-1 Germany 2006 World Cup)

Italy went on to win the 2006 World Cup in Germany, however not without facing a few hurdles on the way. Australia had qualified for just their second World Cup and were on a roll, qualifying for the round of 16 for the first time in their history. It looked to be going well for the Aussies who had Italy on the ropes, as the Italians were down a man.

In the 93rd minute a dubious penalty was awarded, and was converted by Totti, it inevitably sealed the fate of the Aussies who were knocked out by the soon to be Champions of the World.