3-1 loss to Chile hides Socceroos' strong play at World Cup
A BRAVE and impressive Socceroos outfit has fallen agonisingly short against Chile, losing 3-1 in an enthralling match in Cuiaba on Saturday.
The Chileans stole a march in the opening 15 minutes through goals to Alexis Sanchez and Jorge Valdivia, handing them a 2-0 lead before the Socceroos had a chance to settle.
But as the first half progressed Australia found its feet, led by Mark Bresciano in the middle, Mathew Leckie out wide and Tim Cahill up front.
It was Cahill who gave Australia life again, heading home from an excellent Ivan Franjic cross from the right.
Australia upped the pressure in the second half and soon found itself firmly in the ascendancy.
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How did we play? Here's completely scientific survey on the matter.
How did the match between the Socceroos and Chile go in your opinion?
This poll ended on 14 June 2015.
We were robbed by a dodgy ref and a grubby opposition.
We stuffed the first 15 minutes but boy are we in good form.
I was slightly disappointed in how we played, to be honest.
The Socceroos played bad and should feel bad.
Did anyone else see Tony Abbott botch the captain's name?
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