Thursday, 14 June 2012
JAPAN VS AUSTRALIA WORLD CUP QUALIFIER (2012.06.12)
Hey there again,
Here's the Japan vs Australia football match that took place on the 12th. It was a great match, and even better because I was in the stadium watching it!
Now you know where I live lol.
It was my first live soccer match. There's not much that you can look forward to around where I live in terms of football/soccer. There's the A-League, which is Australia's national league, but it's not really that interesting despite he team representing where I live (at the moment) being the recent champions. Even if there's an international match like the current one, it usually takes place in Sydney or Melbourne, and it's not really worth flying all the way there (Australia is huge).
You may or may not know, but the main sport followed in Australia is rugby, and AFL (Australian Football League) which is another sport that uses an oval ball similar to rugby. Aaaand, that's a shame because I have no care in the world for such sports. Soccer is growing in popularity, and is easily the most played at children level. Even so, it's still even overshadowed by cricket as a "national sport" kind of thing. Many of you in a non-formerly-British colony probably won't even know what "cricket" is, apart from an insect that you feed to pet frogs. Or befriends Pinocchio.
Basically, a similar concept to baseball (sort of). You hit a ball with a bat and the opposition try to catch it. Well that's the most basic of basic rules. I don't really want to write much about it since it's not really relevant, and I'm not very familiar with the rules anyway. If you're interested then look on wikipedia or youtube to see what it's like....
Anyway, here are couple of links to the Japan vs Australia match. It was a closely fought encounter with quite a bit of drama for a soccer game. Mainly because of the lame referee. There was some crazy Scottish fellow sitting behind me screaming obscenities every time the referee blew his whistle. It looked like he was embarrassing his wife that was sitting next to him, and I think she made him shut up later on because he became really quiet after the second half lol. He was also scaring a little Indian kid in front of me.
Hehe....so here it is.
High Definition Quality (English Commentary)
You get to hear funny Australian accents ;p
Low-Mid Quality (Japanese commentary)