August 4, 2009

Australia-China soccer relations

Not so yin and yang.

After a massive brawl on the field had settled down between the two countries' U19 girls soccer teams at the Asian Women's U-19 Championship, the violence was not quite over.
Once order was restored, several plastic water bottles were thrown from the crowd in the direction of the Australian team - whose ages range from 15 to 19 - as they made their way down the tunnel with local police imploring fans to stop the behaviour.
The Young Matildas, as they're called, instantly became enemies of the state.

What a horrible scene that must have been. Hopefully organizations think twice before scheduling tournaments over there.

1 comment:

Mack said...

Temper, temper ladies.

A load of pix of the brawl here - http://footballfashion.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/pictures-australia-and-china-under-19-women-in-soccer-brawl/

I'm looking for video.