Thursday, 20 June 2013

We're going to Rio

If you were surfing Facebook on Tuesday night you might have seen a little bit of good news - The Socceroos are heading to the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Rio. We won the qualifier. I'm so excited.

In our house soccer is a sport followed very closely (or as MJ calls it - the real football). We wanted to go to the game but just didn't quite have enough money ($80) so we celebrated it at home in style. We donned all our soccer paraphernalia (including face paint) and sat in the nice warmth of the heater (as it was pouring rain outside and freezing) and ate ribs and wedges while watching us win 1 - 0 in the 82nd minute.

It bought back many memories of when we were lucky enough back in 2005 to actually go the qualifier live (and had to pay $195 per ticket) and watch John Aloisi put that penalty into the back of the net to send us into the world cup for the first time in 32 years, and now we have done it 3 world cups in a row. 

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