A magnificent venue for a thrilling football contest

The synthetic hockey venue at Sydney Olympic Park provided a perfect surface for the 7-a-side football competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Australia went down in a thriller to Spain by 0-1. The Australian team, known as the ‘Drillers’ in Sydney (now called the ‘Pararoos’), lost all three of its pool games and didn’t advance to the semi-finals in the competition.