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(generated from captions) This program is LIVE captioned. This morning, Glory for the Socceroos. create World Cup history. Three rapid-fire goals against Japan Unbelievable. Hooley dooley, 3-1. And kickstart massive parties in Germany and across Australia.

Unbelievable. Hooley dooley, 3-1. This is Seven Morning News

with Ann Sanders. Welcome to Seven News. Good morning.

of the few Australians In case you're one who slept through the night have made sporting history. the Socceroos Taking on Japan in Kaiserslautern very first goal in a World Cup they not only scored Australia's to win the match 3-1, they also went on but it wasn't easy. Japan scored first Mark Schwarzer was taken out, after Australian keeper

inside the box. and it's a decent ball in too. COMMENTATOR: Lovely feet

It's awkward for Mark Schwarzer. Over the top, it's a goal! for awarding the goal The referee later apologised to the Socceroos but that would have been cold comfort was turning into a nightmare. whose 32-year World Cup dream supersub Tim Cahill struck. Then with just minutes remaining, and then poked home by Tim Cahill. Harry Kewell Australia have done it. And then again... Cahill, Cahill! Tim Cahill has done it again! What a goal by Tim Cahill! Before John Aloisi sealed the game Australian sporting folklore. and the team's place in joined Aussie fans at the match Seven correspondent Adrian Brown in Kaiserslautern. He filed this report. been a magical, memorable Monday, Here in Kaiserslautern after what's they are still partying. throughout the night, The partying went on and let's be honest, something to celebrate. the Australians really did have remarkable World Cup comeback, They were celebrating a truly in Australian soccer history the greatest comeback and perhaps in the World Cup too. Now what is next for Australia? arithmetic. Many people are doing the Tonight, Brazil plays Croatia, are yet to play. the two teams that Australia can beat Croatia Australia will be hoping that Brazil and that when they play Brazil, they can at best get a draw. If that happens, really are truly alive. then Australia's World Cup hopes through to the next round, The aim, of course, is to get the knock-out stage, and Guus Hiddink is confident. might go even further. He believes it's possible Australia Let's remember - semifinals of the World Cup in 2002 Guus Hiddink took South Korea to the semifinals of the World Cup in 1998. and he took Holland to the people really say Here in Kaiserslautern, they've seen today. they've seen nothing like what a long way from home Thousands of Australian fans friendly take-over of this town taking part in what's been a

of Germany. in a quiet, remote corner has been intense The partying, as I say, have been well-behaved. but generally the crowds

so far there have been no arrests The head of police here says that with a few cases of drunkenness and the only there has been is

which perhaps is understandable went on before and after the match. given the amount of drinking that Good news for Kaiserslautern - between Croatia and Brazil, all eyes now on tonight's clash Australia takes on mighty Brazil. and, of course, at the weekend when Back to you. warrants a big party An historic match Australian fans obliged. and around the world almost too much to bear Their excitement was blow after blow after blow as their heroes dealt Japan in the final eight minutes. Tim Cahill and John Aloisi. Tens of thousands toasted goalscorers into live sites across Germany.

CROWD CHEERS Back home thinking we'd already won the Cup. you could have been mistaken for of Sydney, Hundreds spilled onto the streets the Socceroos had it in them. loyal supporters never in doubt made about 1,000 wishes, I was just chewing the wish chips,

and it happened. a 90-minute nail-biter. But that was after after Japan scored the first goal Nerves of steel were needed we were robbed. and the Aussies claimed started to run out, Time for an equaliser until... CROWD CHEERS ..then a match-sealer...

CROWD CHEERS ..and one for good measure. CROWD CHEERS 10 minutes to go. I never thought it would happen night really brought us through. but the sheer emotion of the whole At Tim Cahill's primary school with the first goal. they always knew he'd come up trumps to head home, It wasn't hard to find a cab just a driver and then a clear path. crowds were generally well behaved. Police in all States say We haven't been here 32 years. We're going to win this World Cup. joined fans in Sydney Seven reporter Paul Kadak after the match. as they took to the streets He describes their euphoria getting a word in edgewise. although he had a little trouble

has been an extraordinary night This is the aftermath to what in Australian sporting history. Australia beating Japan 3-1 in their first World Cup since 1974. It started out as a nervous night. side by side. Australian and Japanese supporters waiting so long for this We had the diehards who have been Cup contention. for Australia to be back in World joined the party tonight Along with those people who just

and what a time to join. It was freezing cold here in Sydney. maybe less Temperatures around five degrees, for people watching outside. And commitment was what you needed ride. because it was a roller-coaster Those missed opportunities early... Italia! Italia! supporting, It didn't matter who you were tonight everyone was part of the game that the tide suddenly turned... and it was in those last few minutes Tony Warren. God bless. Tony Warren. and Australia was on top. Australia this far And the memory of those who brought is certainly living strong tonight. is Brazil next week. Now the next game Is a week going to be enough for everyone here to recover to do all this again. Bring on, bring on, bring on Brazil! Confidence is high. Bring on Brazil! Bring on, bring on, bring on Brazil!

Bring them on indeed! We're not done with the soccer yet. All the match highlights later in the bulletin. To other news now, and Federal MPs have returned to Canberra for the last parliamentary session before the long winter recess. As the debate over the Government's industrial relation laws heats up Labor MPs are rallying behind Kim Beazley's promise to scrap individual workplace agreements.

Kim Beazley says Australian Workplace Agreements represent the "poisoned tip" of the Government's industrial relations arrow and his colleagues are confident his high-risk gamble to tear them up will pay off. I'm very confident the Caucus will be united on this. This is a very strong and popular move by Kim. IR is shaping up as the major battleground for the next election and the government hasn't wasted any time in attacking the Opposition Leader's policy turnaround. What he's effectively promised to do is rip up the salaries and wages and conditions of hundreds of thousands of Australians who have profited under individual workplace agreements. This policy declaration by Mr Beazley is union devised, union driven and the result of weak-kneed behaviour by him

in the face of union bullying. The decision risks putting Labor on a collision course with business but MPs aren't worried. Businesses aren't as enthusiastic about AWAs as some of their leadership is. They have also dismissed claims Shadow Cabinet wasn't even consulted before Mr Beazley's weekend announcement. Mr Beazley told me he'd decided that we should abolish AWAs and he no doubt consulted with all the necessary other colleagues.

The Shadow ministry and the leadership group have been talking about what we were going to do on AWAs for 12 months. Kim Beazley may be looking to abolish AWAs but in doing so he is securing his own employment contract as Labor Leader. If there has been anyone in the Caucus who thought they might be prepared to have a run before the election they should forget it.

There are calls for an investigation into sexual assault at Villawood to be broadened to include all detention centres. The inquiry ordered by the Immigration Department into claims of rape and drug use at Villawood is due to report soon but psychiatrist Louise Newman says she's spoken to detainees at other centres who have been sexually harassed and abused and it's a problem throughout the detention system.

A contractor from Brisbane has spoken of the most terrifying morning of his life as he stood trapped in a trench fearing tonnes of soil would crush him to death. Mick Phillips is now out of hospital and has thanked the workmates and rescuers who pulled him out. Is it your book? There were moments last Thursday morning when Mick Phillips thought he may never see his fiancee, Belinda, and one-year-old daughter, Lily, again.

Yeah, I would have been dead. I think of it that way. The 31-year-old contractor was walking near a 2m deep trench when the ground collapsed. One minute I was up the top, the next minute I was falling. I was trying to jump out to the other side and as I come down I was just pinned. Mick's feet became tangled under water pipes as two tonnes of dirt caved in around him. I thought that was it. I was going to either lose my legs or be paralysed just from the weight of the dirt that was coming down because it was solid clay. Despite spending more than six hours trapped in the ditch Mick escaped with relatively minor injuries. He has circulation problems in one of his legs

and still has no feeling in the toes on his left foot. I've never, ever been through that much pain in my life. Mick says he can't thank his workmates and rescuers enough. They kept his spirits up, passing time with stories about family and fishing. Oh, unreal. I owe my life to all of them. I just appreciate everything they did. Workplace, Health and Safety inspectors

are still investigating the cause of the accident. Mick says it hasn't put him off his job and he'll be back to work as soon as possible. Oh, probably keep away from trenching for a little while.

Next in Seven News, we will have our business and finance report and Thailand celebrates the world's longest-serving monarch. There are rules that affect what you see on television. These rules cover program classifications. When you see certain programs, advertising, as well as the presentation of news and current affairs, they are part of the Code of Practice for Commercial Television. f you'd like a copy of the code, visit our website for more information, or write or call us at: A man is in critical condition after a knife attack in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Police say the Bondi man was attacked by two men when he answered a knock at the door. He was stabbed during a scuffle with the intruders. His brother arrived home shortly afterwards and he, too, was stabbed. The man's wife and child were home at the time but weren't hurt.

Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer says he doesn't believe Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks is a suicide risk. Mr Downer says consular officials visited the terror suspect last week and he appeared in good health. He didn't seem particularly depressed according to the report that I've read. The Foreign Minister has also rejected claims that Hicks is in solitary confinement and says his only ailment is a sore back.

Al-Qaeda in Iraq has named its new leader vowing he'll continue his predecessor's campaign of suicide bombings and beheadings. A statement posted on a web site names Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Muhajir as the new leader.

It comes as US officials release the results of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's autopsy showing the terrorist died from massive internal injuries almost an hour after the airstrike on his Iraq safehouse.

Nine people have been killed and more than 50 injured in two car bombings in Iraq. The bombs exploded in the Shiite district of Sadr City and a marketplace in Baghdad.

Animal rights groups have enlisted the help of American businesses in their fight to stop the clubbing of thousands of baby Canadian seals. The seal lovers have joined forces to hit the Canadians where it hurts, in their back pockets. This year alone, 325,000 seal pups, just two to three weeks old, and many unable to swim were killed for their pelts on the ice flows of Canada. With animal rights activists like Paul McCartney demanding it stop. Canadian law prohibits killing newborn white-fur seals but once they are 15 days old they can be killed. That's when their pelts are most valuable earning hunters $100 each with exports going to Europe and Russia. We think it's unconscionable. It's barbaric, it's inhumane and it needs to end. But the Canadian Government says 5,000 fishermen depend on the hunt to supplement their earnings during the winter. The hunt is humane. It is very, very tightly monitored by officials here in Canada. It is one of the most tightly monitored commercial hunts in the world. Now a movement to pressure Canadian lawmakers into stopping the hunt.

The Humane Society of the US claim more than 1,000 restaurants, grocery chains and fish distributors are boycotting Canadian seafood or Canadian companies that participate in the seal hunt.

From the Wild Oats grocery chain... The way to make them rethink their decisions here is to hurt them in the pocketbook. To individual chefs like Francisco Ritchie in Washington DC.

His message to seal hunters... Find another job. Don't do that because it's not right. I don't think it's right. There are 5.8 million animals out there on the ice flows. I mean that's a significant number of animals. Animals with a coat that's in high demand. Thailand has ended five days of celebration to honour King Bhumibol's 60 years on the throne. A spectacular procession on water capped off the major event. 52 glittering barges, propelled by more than 2,000 oarsman made their way up the capital's main waterway. The boats are carved from whole tree trunks and adorned with figureheads representing mythical beasts from Thai folklore. The world's longest-serving monarch viewed the festivities from the shore surrounded by royal guests. To business and finance news now and joining us is Martin Lakos from Macquarie Financial Services. Good morning, Martin. Markets were weak overnight?

Yes, indeed. Wall Street was down

about 99 points. A big focus in our

market are commodity prices. The

oil price was down about $1.50

There will be a focus on US

economic numbers We got the US CPI.

The market will be focusing on that

and what the Federal Reserve

decides to do following that number.

We will monitor that closely How

about our market Given Wall Street

was down, our market is down.

Pretty much across the board all

the leaders are fairly weak. BHP is

down and Rio down $1.97 and

Woodside down to $4.20. Woolworths

a bit firmer and Telstra steady at

375. Sport is next in Seven News

with all the World Cup action including - Another look at the Socceroos' history-making comeback. COMMENTATOR: Cahill. Cahill! Tim Cahill has done it again! What a goal by Tim Cahill!

Socceroos hero Tim Cahill has described his World Cup debut as an unforgettable experience after guiding Australia to a stunning comeback victory over Japan. Cahill's two goals came inside the final 10 minutes before John Aloisi

iced the Socceroos' first-ever win at the World Cup finals. This side can now claim they're Australia's greatest-ever Socceroos. Celebrations were swift,

well aware the job is far from finished. Despite trailing until the final 10 minutes the Aussies were certain they wouldn't be beaten. Never down really. I think we just had to regroup and get back to our normal game plan, which at the start was working pretty good. Tim got two great goals and Johnny just capped off a wonderful performance for us. Back at base camp, hotel staff gave a standing ovation. The best news for Aussie fans, the Socceroos can play much better.

I was not totally happy with the team when they got too hasty, too rushy. For almost 85 minutes, it seemed Australia's World Cup dreams were shattered, by a controversial Japan goal. COMMENTATOR: And it's a goal. A horror start for Mark Schwarzer.

Guus Hiddink protested, certain his keeper was fouled. Well, he's been barged out of the way. Five minutes or so later one of the Japanese players went down in the 18-yard box. I went over to the referee and asked the referee about the incident. He turned to me and said, "I'm sorry I made a mistake." With just five minutes remaining, destined for defeat, the Socceroos supersub delivered. Australia have done it. Tim Cahill with Australia's first-ever World Cup finals goal. He wasn't done yet.

Tim Cahill has done it again! What a goal by Tim Cahill! It was tremendous, feeling great for him. He was bitterly disappointed to be left out of the side. Once he got on the pitch, he was alive and desperate to make an impact. This side keeps proving they're never beaten. Now a round two berth is well within reach. Aloisi! A win to savour, but not to dwell on. Brazil is next. Today we showed physically we're in good condition, It'll be a tough game but we'll study it closer to the game. You can relive that historic match over and over again,

and watch the interviews that followed the game by going to our web site. There were two other World Cup matches this morning.

The Czech Republic was an easy 3-0 winner over the United States

while Italy defeated Ghana 2-0. The Italians went ahead through creative midfielder, Andrea Pirlo, left unmarked from a corner kick. Substitute striker Vincenzo Iaquinta snared the second, rounding the keeper after a sloppy back pass.

For the Czech Republic, striker Tomas Rosicky scored a double, the first a candidate for goal of the tournament. COMMENTATOR: Rosicky. Oh! With his second, he carved up the American defence, slotting the ball home with a touch of skill. To the rest of the sport. In AFL, three players are facing one-game bans for rough conduct - Geelong's Jimmy Bartel, Kangaroo Jade Rawlings and Carlton's Ryan Houlihan. Rawlings' hit on Richmond's Richard Tambling has reopened the bump issue, while Houlihan's charge stems from a collision which left West Coast's Matt Rosa unconscious. Parramatta's Fuifui Moimoi could be sitting out the rest of the season over a biting charge. The NRL is set to ask for a 12-week ban when he fronts the judiciary tonight. In tennis, Alicia Molik has received a wildcard entry into Wimbledon as she continues her comeback from a serious ear infection. Next in Seven News, we will check the weather around the country.

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A trough off the West Australian coast is producing a few showers around the south-west corner of the country today.

Patchy rain along the east coast. Mostly clear elsewhere. That's Seven's Morning News to now. We will keep you up to date throughout the day and in our bulletins at 4.30 and 6.00. I'm Ann Sanders. Thanks for your company. Have a great day. Captioned by Seven Network.