Did that REALLY happen ????
Many people around the world have referred to Australia as a soccer backwater, but from time to time we like to think that the sport is on the verge of gaining credibility with the mainstream public.
Like when we pushed Argentina all the way. Or like when our Young Socceroos made consecutive World Youth Cup semi finals. Or when the Olyroos nearly pinched a medal in 1992.
Unfortunately, for all the good work done by our various national teams on the park, the same old political problems rear their ugly heads so regularly you can almost set your calendar by them.
Here then, is a rundown of all the elements that make Australian soccer what it is.
Just try not to cringe too much!