Australian fan(s) in Van Nuys watch nation almost certainly crash out of World Cup to the Netherlands

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A lonely Tony Gonzales takes in the Australia-Netherlands game this morning at Van Nuys’ Springbok Bar & Grill, a South African rugby enclave. Rugby is far bigger than soccer in Australia, too, as this picture proves (Photo by Staff Photographer Hans Gutknecht).

For more on the game –  a thrilling 3-2 affair — click here. A photo gallery of the game itself  is here.

Springbok2A few other fans — who judging by this shot were waiting for the next game of the day that involves Spain or were pulling for the Netherlands – were on hand at the Springbok.

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!