Germany got off on the right foot in the World Cup yesterday, crushing Australia by a score of 4-0. Yikes!
Germany scored two goals in each half and Tim Cahill was sent off as the three-time champion beat Australia 4-0 Sunday in Group D of the World Cup.
Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose scored in the first 30 minutes as Australia coach Pim Verbeek’s defensive tactics backfired, and Thomas Mueller and Cacau added the others against an overwhelmed Australian defense.
“We earned respect for ourselves,” Klose said. “It was hugely important to win the first game, but nothing is won yet. We’re a young team and we have fun playing.”
And they did that without injured captain Michael Ballack. For those not in the know, the Captain’s wife is from Germany, so the Cup is a big event in their household. – Wyatt Earp