Australian football officials have ‘done a Chelsea’ after the Aussies lost to the United States last night in the Women’s World Cup.
After Australia’s 3-1 defeat last night, the Australian Women’s Football website published an article titled “Australia v USA: 4 things we learnt”. It eerily reminded us of Chelsea’s post in March about what would have happened if things had gone completely right for the Blues that far in the season. But football is not a game of excuses.
Although the U.S looked a bit jittery in the first half against Australia, they pulled it together in the second 45 minutes, scoring two unanswered goals. Australia looked at it a little differently…
In the article, the first thing listed was “1: The USA, well, they just aren’t that good.” Well that is interesting since the Stars and Stripes are ranked second in the world, and that’s for a reason. And not to mention they lost to the Yanks.
The Aussies continue with the excuses…
“Play it long and look for the head of Wambach’ seems the default game-plan for a team stuck in the past…US relied on the individual brilliance of Megan Rapinoe to win them this game. And Hope Solo in the US goal saved the Americans on numerous occasions in front of a vocal ‘home’ crowd in Canada. If it wasn’t for this world-class keeper, this could’ve been a different result.”
The Australian’s even made the claim that they were a better football team than the U.S… They must have forgotten who won the match last night.
The article also mentions that the Aussies ran out of gas the last 30 minutes or so. How can a team be better than another if it runs out of gas and loses? A poor showing of sportsmanship for the Australians right here.
These are just a few of the excuses for the Matildas. It really is a shame, because most football fans were commemorating the Aussies for the well-played and exciting game. It was close until the last 10 minutes, when Rapinoe scored her second goal of the game.
But now making these excuses has no one feeling bad for their opening game loss.