thats a poor comparison. australia lost 3-0 to spain but they played good football. they did not get good results but they played good football. also, 3-0 is nothing compared to 8-0. as for their 4-0 against germany yea that was bad, but again, nowhere near 8-0, plus they tied a strong ghana and beat serbia, so overall they did nowhere near as bad as saudi 2002. brazil 7-1 was again by a goal differential of 6, so it was clearly better than 8, but even so, it was brazils most humiliating sporting event and they got crucified for it. also, brazil was playing at home, so they could not do anything but continue attacking after each goal, which is why such a scoreline occurred. they were also missing their defensive stalwart who held the hold defense together. but brazil has 5 world cup trophies so that kind of makes up for it.... south korea 5-0 to holland was terrible as well, but again, 5-0 is not as bad as 8-0. then you try to close off by bringing up an even worse performance, well yea that was worse, but saudi had the 2nd or 3rd worst defeat ever in the world cup, and probably also a top 3 worst all time campaign with 3 losses, 0 goals scored, 12 goals conceded, and i think less than 5 shots on their opponents goals over the whole campaign. bottom line is it was disastrous and the world asian world cup performance of all time by far. at least when north korea lost 7-0 to portugal they nearly tied brazil the game before that.