Teams: Australia & Newcastle United
It's hard for me because I grew up with Aussie Rules (as a full "skip") and wasn't really exposed to soccer in a major way until i ran into all my high-school mates who may as well have been a United Nations contingent - although I always had more than a passing interest in the Socceroos, Olyroos, Adelaide City and Newcastle (in England).
I'm a season-ticket holder at the Adelaide Crows and have been a member of the Port Adelaide Magpies (SANFL) in the past but buy Newcastle and Socceroos clothing and watch the games on TV religiously (or whenever a game is played at Hindmarsh).
I went for "the same".
"They picked on the wrong man - and the wrong country. It was like pouring petrol onto a fire as far as I was concerned.
There's an old saying that the dog that barks loudest never bites. They did a lot of barking but we bit them pretty hard. Uruguay's attitude just showed how scared they were of us - it was their last resort."
- Vincenzo Grella, Parma & Australia.