Last night I stayed up late and watched some of the World Cup.
Unfortunately I've never been a big fan of soccer (or football - depending on where you come from). Several embarrassing episodes from playing the game throughout my younger years include:
1. Running into an open goal with the ball *right* there in front of me, pulling back ready to send the ball home and then... slipping over and turning it over the opposition. I didn't decide to get up for the remainder of the game.
2. Playing goalie due to my size. I guess everyone thought that our team would stand a better chance if someone plugged up 80% of the goal face.
So soccer has never been a kind sport to me.
But as the Aussies have finally made it this year I decided to stay up and watch their opening game against Japan.
And boy was it a great game. I thought Japan had it in the bag, but in the space of about 8 minutes, near the end of the game, Australia kicked 3 goals!!
I think I've got the World Cup fever this year... but only when we win.
And I'm so glad I've finally got my frickin plasma TV too.