AUSTRALIA 0-0 NETHERLANDS, Sydney, 10/10/09

Australia and the Netherlands played out a 0-0 draw, meaning that the Dutch retain the UFWC title.

In a game of few chances, the Netherlands came closest to breaking the deadlock, with star man Wesley Sneijder unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.

Australia improved in the second half, but overall the match was as damp as the conditions it was played in, and the 40,537 spectators at the Sydney Football Stadium did not see a goal.

The Socceroos maintained their recent unbeaten record, but that wasn’t enough to dislodge the UFWC champions.

The next match will see the Netherlands take on FIFA World Champions Italy on 14 November.

About Paul Brown

Paul is a freelance journalist and author. He created the UFWC in 2003, and subsequently wrote the Unofficial Football World Champions book. He can be found on Twitter @paulbrownUK.