IT has been a bitterly cold and disappointing morning for Albury-Wodonga's soccer fans.
Hundreds flocked to Border pubs to watch the Socceroos take on Germany in the opening round of the 2010 World Cup.
Their high hopes were dashed early after Germany scored twice in the first half.
The Europeans went on to score another two goals in the second half, taking the final tally to 4-0.
More than 200 people braved the -1 degree temperature to watch the game at The Newmarket Hotel, The Bended Elbow, Paddy’s and The Astor.
Tim Cahill was red-carded in the second half after a foul on Bastian Schweinsteiger, adding to Australia’s pain.
Local Josh Kennedy, and Harry Kewell, were unused substitutes.
Australia must now win their next match against Ghana to have any hope of progressing in the tournament.