Looking strictly at rankings, Holland and Australia were at opposite ends of the spectrum. Australia sat at the bottom of the rankings, while Holland stood near the top of the list. Holland should have beat Australia. Looking at their past performances, Holland surprised many World Cup viewers with its 5-1 victory over Spain, while Australia lost 3-1 to Chile, a team ranked lower than Holland. Holland should have beat Australia.
This is news. Given the fairy tale of their mother continent it is unsurprising that such a team would crumble against Holland, who have a genuine base for recruitment and promotion.
The whole World Cup is a deluded fantasy, where are the teams from marina and middle earth? Total Nonsense.
Holland are a world class side, whereas Australia are ranked several places below them in the FIFA world rankings yet the managed to beat them as they showed real motivation and gave there all to defy odds and beat 2010 world cup finalists. The whole team gave there all in which made for a great match that showed that Australia did not get lucky.
No, Australia did not get lucky in its game against Holland in World Cup, because Holland eventually pulled out the victory. Holland won the game with a score of 3-2. Memphis Depay scored the winning goal to give Holland the victory. Unfortunately, there were yellow cards on both sides during the match. That isn't lucky.
So far the group matches seen in this world cup have led to many surprise results. To say that Australia got lucky is unfair to the obvious hard work they have done to improve themselves as a side for this tournament. I think we're about to see a lot of changes to the leaders of the international football leagues.