From the moment the final whistle blew for the final between Australia and England on Saturday, the Socceroos were looking for a result.
It was a rare moment of calm and composure for the players and fans of the nation.
They took a breath and celebrated a goal in front of the entire nation, while England had not been in the final since they beat New Zealand in the 2008 final.
It meant they had lost just one of their last nine World Cup matches, which had been the most ever for Australia.
But it also meant they would face England in a semi-final in the last 16 of the tournament.
The World Cup will be played in two stages, with the first being played in Brazil, with a final in Germany.
The format of the second is the same as the first, but the host nation will host the final.
The teams from the two countries will play on the same pitch for the first time on Sunday, with England playing host to Germany, while Australia will host England in their first semi-finals.
For Australia, the final would be their first since the 2009 final against Italy.
For England, it was their first World Cup final since 2002, which was the last time they hosted the final after winning the trophy.
England’s coach, Stuart Pearce, had previously called the semi- final a “must win” for his side.
He had made a point of making the semi final a highlight of the match.
“I don’t think we have had a chance to get to the final before,” Pearce said.
“That’s a big part of the reason why we’re so happy we have the World Cup here.”
But Pearce said the pressure was not on his team.
“We’ve got a good group of guys that have got a lot of pride and a lot more desire than we do,” Pearce added.
I want to make sure that we’re prepared and that we know what it’s going to be like. “
But I don’t want the pressure on the players to be, ‘Oh, we can’t make this win.’
But when you win, it’s an even bigger deal because it’s the first World Series for Australia.” “
When you lose to New Zealand, you’re disappointed.
But when you win, it’s an even bigger deal because it’s the first World Series for Australia.”
The final will be broadcast on Sky Sports and ABC television.
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