• The most amazing victory in the history of Australian sport
    – three goals in eight minutes have confirmed our arrival as a World footballing
    force. – The Daily Telegraph
  • Well, I’m convinced there is a God and he supports the
    Socceroos
    . That comeback is something you wouldn’t dare script, so I
    can only think someone up there is doing us some favours. – Frank Farina, The Advertiser
  • It was a viciously cruel blow as the Socceroos had begun
    with soccer as bright as the sunshine, surviving a first-minute scare to play
    some imaginative and skilful passing that showed the world how good they could
    be. – Herald Sun
  • It was a deep Australian spirit that kept them in the game against Japan
    when they were tired and all seemed lost, the Socceroos said on Tuesday. – The SMH


  • Argue all you like about where the Socceroos’
    magnificent win deserves to stand in the long list of great moments in
    Australian sport. It’s impossible to define…it’s going to stick in the
    memory forever
    – Ron Reed, The Herald Sun
  • Qualifying for the World Cup is helping the Australian
    economy in terms of exports and investment
    . – The Advertiser
    • The road to Australian sporting hero began in Lakemba where Cahill was a
      kangaroo long before he was a Socceroo. His talents as a 10-year-old playing
      for the Lakemba Kangaroos had his coaches in awe
      . – The Herald Sun
    • Two parts courage, three parts genius, Hiddink’s bold gamble was one of Australia’s
      greatest sporting treasures
      …Under the baking sun, the Socceroos kept on giving and giving, even when
      there seemed nothing left. Other teams might have quit. The fact these men didn’t is why the Socceroos
      are the toast of Australia. – Paul Kent, The Herald Sun
    • ‘How a Balmain boy made a nation cry for joy’ – Yesterday morning Tim Cahill was suddenly, for a few hours, the world’s most
      famous goal scorer
      … – The Sydney Morning Herald

    • On Sunday, Australian spirit will come in handy against Brazil’s
      samba superstars. It is a match ready-made for this squad. A bunch of blokes
      from Edensor Park
      and Frenchs Forest
      in Sydney, Keysborough in Melbourne,
      Wollongong and Albury, will take on
      the world’s most glamorous and best. They seem unperturbed. – The SMH

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