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Adrian Musolino is editor of V8X Magazine, and has written as an expert on The Roar since 2008, cementing himself as a writer who can see the big picture in sport. He freelances on other forms of motorsport, football, cycling and more.

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Game has settled now but those two goals could have killed off any chance Australia had of progressing.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Spain’s pressure giving Young Socceroos little room to move.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Spain 2-0 up. Way too much room given by Young Socceroos. This could get real ugly for Australia…

Only six minutes in.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Ecuador 1-0 against Costa Rica as Spain look dangerous in attack again. Things not going the Young Socceroos’ way.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Roberto the scorer for Spain – nice strike.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Spain up 1-0 after only a couple of minutes. Too much room from for the Spanairds – Young Socceroos again caught out with poor marking.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Amimi and Bulut playing up front with Tommy Oar behind. Spain resting key players on bench, having already qualified for the knockout stage.

How can the Young Socceroos adapt? Kick-off and the game is underway…

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

SBS’ coverage has begun. Young Socceroos saying they’ll go on the attack. 4-1-3-2 for the Young Socceroos – two strikers up front.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Subs for the Young Socceroos: Feely(GK), Acton(GK), McGowan, Fletcher, Gameiro, Franjic, Gallagher, Barker-Daish, Petratos.

From Davidde Corran on the ground at the tournament: “My understanding is it’ll be a full press approach to prevent Spain from building up with ease. If midfield too empty Jan will reinforce.”

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Welcome to The Roar’s live blog of the Young Socceroos versus Spain final Group C match at the U-20 World Cup, folks.

Young Socceroos starting XI looks like this: Birighitti (GK)(C), Grant, Sainsbury, Warren, Danning, Antonis, Bulut, Amimi, Oar, Hamill, Ibini-Isei,

Ibini Isei and Amini the additions into the XI, Petratos and Kantarovski out – the latter suspended.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Final groups –

Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France

Group B: Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea, Greece

Group C: England, United States, Algeria, Slovenia

Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana

Group E: Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon

Group F: Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, Slovakia

Group G: Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Portugal

Group H: Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Chile

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

Portugal V Brazil!

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

Serbia completes the Socceroos group –

Socceroos
Germany
Ghana
Serbia

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

We avoid France!

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

Australia get Ghana

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

So far:

Group G: Brazil, North Korea
Group F: Italy, New Zealand
Group E: Netherlands, Japan
Group D: Germany, Australia
Group C: England, United States
Group B: Argentina, South Korea, Nigeria
Group A: South Africa, Mexico

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

All Whites draw Italy

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

First game too.

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

We got Germany!

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

We miss out on England too!

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

Mexico get the golden ticket.

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

Here we go – pot 2. Good luck Socceroo – we missed SA.

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

Here we go!

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

Hey everyone!

It seems in the rehearsal Australia pulled – England, Nigeria and France. Ouch!

Let’s hope the real thing is more kind.

2010 World Cup draw: live blog

Freud, if you refer back to that article, in which I use Twitter as an example, I was complaining about the fact it hadn’t been updated since the start of the season. The Facebook group is active and promotes home fixtures as ‘events’. There is a big difference between the two, not in terms of numbers but rather their activity.

Adelaide may hold the answers to crowd concerns