Eliminated Socceroos praised by Australian media

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Tim Cahill and Brett Holman scored magnificent goals to drive Australia's Socceroos team to a 2-1 win against Serbia, but have been eliminated from the World Cup on goal difference, Australia's media reported on Thursday.

"Needing a victory and the result of the clash between Germany and Ghana in Johannesburg to go their way, the Socceroos kept up their end of the bargain with an inspiring effort highlighted by stunning goals from Cahill and Holman in front of 37,836 fans at Nelspruit," The Australian News reported on Thursday.

But Germany's 1-0 win over Ghana was not enough for the Australians to reach the second round, with the Germans topping the Group D and the Ghanaians pipping the Socceroos for second spot on goal difference after both sides finished on four points.

"Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. But not enough. That's the sad part. Not tragic," Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) wrote. "You get three bites of the cherry at a World Cup, and when you waste one of them, like Australia did against Germany, you're always going to need a miracle."

Source:Xinhua

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