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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 November, 2003, 11:17 GMT
World Cup picture gallery diary
An Australian railway employee shows off his Wallaby shirt
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With both semi-finals in Sydney, fans flocked through Central Station, where staff weren't shy about showing their allegiance
An All Black fans has his face painted and carries a New Zealand flag
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New Zealand fans were in confident mood prior to Saturday's match as the trans-Tasman clans descended on the Telstra Stadium
Australian fans with painted faces celebrate outside the Telstra Stadium
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For every painted face and forehead though, you couldn't go far without finding a couple of bonces covered in luminous wigs
Our man down under Bryn Palmer sits in the press box at the semi-final
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Our man down under Bryn Palmer sat in the media seats on a balmy evening, with the Kiwi hacks alongside shaking their heads in disbelief
A man in a black-and-white-flowered suit watches the Australia v New Zealand semi-final
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The Aussies might have been entitled to celebrate a shock victory, but there was no excuse for the dress sense of some Wallabies fans
England fans dance and sing in the rain in Sydney
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Sunday brought the wind and the rain, but that didn't bother England supporters as they danced a pre-match jig of delight
French fans
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French fans were outnumbered about four to one, but this Tricolore trio made the trip. Is that turncoat Will Carling on the left?
England fans dressed as nuns, cardinals and bishops
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England, however, had God on their side, and it was manna for heaven for the red-rose pack as the heavens opened
Press members work with their equipment protected from the rain by plastic sheets
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It was definitely not a night to be filing reports of England's triumph through, with the elements creating havoc for the press
A lone French fan looks sad as he leaves the stadium
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France's comprehensive defeat left their followers numb with shock long after the final whistle
England fans celebrate England's semi-final victory over France
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But for England's Barmy Army, the party was only just beginning - bring on the Aussies!




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