Aah, I gotta tell ya, it was REALLY difficult to punch the air while watching the end of the Australia/Croatia game without making a sound! I couldn’t sleep and since the dawn’s early light was coming through the window, I had to get up and try to follow the game on the FIFA site. Minute after agonising minute waiting for the text to update then (quiet) elation as we equalised again. Then I just had to sneak in and turn on the telly to watch the final few minutes without waking the wife. Gotta love that Harry Kewell scored the decider – his comeback after injury is turning into an Aussie sporting fairy-tale.

Now we have to face Italy. (wipes sweaty brow) Yoiks!