The First Football Game (#24)

Just like the cricket team, Big City’s national football team played its first international game against Australia too. Interestingly, this was the team’s first international game but its first ever game was against a football club from Proaste, Ran which was “Dagregs United.” which they drew 0 – 0.

The game against Australia took place in Big City’s newly constructed home ground, the Creighton Stadium (built: 1948). The game took place on 5th June, 1948 and it was attended by 50,000 people. (which was the stadium’s capacity at the time, now it has been reduced to 35,000 for safety purposes.

Australia thrashed Big City 5-1 in the game but, the highlight was that Big City had taken an early lead at the 5th minute via a fabulous strike from the striker and captain, Havok Learning. But, things just went downhill from there with Michael Barker scoring a hat trick for Australia and a couple of other players scoring too.

The players were disappointed after the loss and scheduled a few more friendly games against lower-ranked opposition to gain experience. Despite losing their initial games, Big City is a footballing power now and is ranked No.7 by FIFA.

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