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Last Updated: Monday, 12 June 2006, 15:40 GMT 16:40 UK
'Deserved' win delights Hiddink
Australia manager Guus Hiddink
Australia coach Guus Hiddink claimed "justice had been done" after his side scored three late goals to beat Japan 3-1 in Kaiserslautern.

Hiddink was unhappy with Japan's goal, scored by Shunsuke Nakamura after Atsushi Yanagisawa had collided with Australia keeper Mark Schwarzer.

"In the end justice was done in this game," Hiddink said.

"I think the referee will thank God for the result - it was a clear foul on the goalie."

Dutchman Hiddink was delighted with the resilience shown by his players.

"This team is nice to work with because they never give up," he said.

Everton midfielder Tim Cahill, who inspired Australia's victory by scoring their first two goals, said the win was a "dream come true".

"Just being a part of this World Cup means everything to all of us," he said.

"To get the goals is the icing on the cake. We look to moments like these from when we were kids dreaming of this situation.

"I'm just really happy to be part of it."

SEE ALSO
Australia 3-1 Japan
12 Jun 06 |  World Cup 2006
Dutch quartet win fitness battle
08 Jun 06 |  Holland
Holland 1-1 Australia
04 Jun 06 |  World Cup 2006
Australia team guide
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Pick your Australia XI
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World Cup schedule
25 May 06 |  Schedule
Have your say on the World Cup
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