The first day of the 2018 World Cup in South Africa was not as peaceful as the first day for most of us.
There was a police crackdown, with protesters staging massive demonstrations in various cities across the country, and a massive riot erupted when a crowd of about 20,000 demonstrators marched to the stadium.
It was the biggest police crackdown in South African history, with more than 100 people injured.
But it was a day when we saw an incredible, game-changing match-up between two teams who both have huge histories in the game.
Both teams, Australia and South Africa, are in their 20th World Cups, with the hosts representing the United States in the most recent tournament.
And while the first game was quite a spectacle, the second one could easily have gone the other way.
The Aussies took on the reigning World Cup champions, Argentina.
A win for Argentina, however, would send the series into overtime.
The final was set for Saturday, July 25, with a quarter-final to follow.
Australia has a winning record in the last two World Cups.
It is also one of the strongest teams in the world.
The last time Australia played South Africa at the Millennium Stadium, it defeated the Black Stars 6-0.
And Australia won the match, 5-3.
However, the Black Star’s goal in the final was an audacious one.
In the 87th minute, the Aussys defender, Chris Smalling, dribbled out to score a beautiful solo goal.
Smalling finished the match with a goal of his own in the 81st minute.
The ball hit a post, and Smalling calmly headed the ball past the Argentines keeper.
The scoreline was 3-0, and Argentina had never beaten Australia at the Stadium of Light before.
It took a little longer for South Africa to rally, but they did.
Australia, in the 85th minute of the match at the MCC Stadium, took control of the game and scored a pair of goals.
The first goal was an amazing effort from captain Michael Ennis, who made a nice save from the Argentinian goalkeeper.
The second goal was another from Ennis that ended up going into the back of the net.
The match was tied 2-2 at the break.
The South Africans were going to need a late equalizer, but Australia took advantage of a poor refereeing decision by giving Argentina the lead in the 77th minute.
Australia looked like it was going to win the game 2-1, but Argentina took control in the 82nd minute and made a number of great saves.
The Argentines got their goal back in the 84th minute when Ennis scored a beautiful goal from a corner kick.
It looked like South Africa would get a late goal, but Ennis made another great save.
The game was tied 3-3 in the 88th minute with Argentina still leading 2-3 with one minute left.
The goal that led to that goal was Ennis’ header from a left-footed cross.
Australia had a chance to tie the game in the 89th minute but missed a great shot from outside the box.
The referee made another poor decision in the 90th minute to call a penalty kick, and the game went into overtime, which was decided by a goal-line clearance.
The two teams traded goals in the shootout, but the score was tied.
After a shootout in which Argentina had the upper hand, the final result was a penalty shootout between the two teams.
The outcome was the same: Argentina won.
The Black Stars, meanwhile, have never won the World Series at the South African Stadium.
The Australians won the title in 2016, but were eliminated by the hosts in the quarter-finals.
The tournament has been played at the stadium for more than 70 years, and this year’s winners will be the first team to take the title at the venue since the 1994 tournament.
This year’s winner is South Africa’s Afrikaans Lions.