Sport Football Lots of tired eyes … Socceroos fans brave the night

Lots of tired eyes … Socceroos fans brave the night

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GALLERY: The Socceroo’s brave defeat in pictures

Australian soccer fans will be nursing red eyes this morning after staying up to watch the Socceroo’s incredible match against the Netherlands overnight.

Fans set their alarms for the 2am game and cheered on the team from their living rooms and pubs around the country.

The Socceroos put up a stunning fight against one of the strongest teams in the competition, going down 2 – 3 to the Dutch.

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Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are alight will praise for Tim Cahill, who scored an unbelievable goal on his non-preferred foot.

Socceroos fans were thick on the ground in Brazil and cheered on the Australians for putting up an incredible fight. Australians also cheered on sports bars in places as far away as New York.

Socceroos coach Ange Postogoclou said he was proud of the team who are beginning to prove themselves as a force on the international soccer stage.

“They were magnificent. They took it to a world class team. It’s easy for me to talk about self-belief, but they are the ones who have got to do it, and full credit to them, but I feel bitterly disappointed that they weren’t able to get some reward out of it.”

The Socceroos will play against Spain on Tuesday, 24th June in another red-eye 2am game.