Tuesday, June 22, 2010

French Go Home In Shame.

Hosts South Africa exited their own World Cup on a high in the afternoon when they beat France 2-1 and also ended French hopes of a second-round place. The French now return how as media outlets brand them as 'betrayers' for their overall performances and behaviour since the tournament began. If Karma is indeed a thing of relevance then it has been served here. I'm beginning to believe it does.

Uruguay topped their group when they edged a 1-0 win over Mexico. A Luiz Suarez goal just before half time will have the Uruguayans believing that this could be their best world cup in decades. Mexico also advanced to the final 16 but won't contend the latter stages in my estimation. So, in other words, they may win the cup.

The evening seen the Argentines make it three from three when they cruised to a 2-0 win over Greece. With the Mexicans next up for the most impressive team so far it's hard to not see Maradona's men marching on into the quarter finals. They've done all this and Messi has not even opened out his legs yet. They could be ones to watch.

Nigeria provided the opposition to South Korea and in a balanced affair they scrapped out a 2-2 draw. It wasn't enough to take them through and South Koreans celebrated with gusto the fact they were not from the North as they tip-toed into the knockout phase.

Tomorrow could see some big name casualties with both the English and the Germans fighting for their tournament survival. If both go out I'll have been right about the English and wrong about the Germans. So I guess I'll have to go with England flying home early to a Summer of media bashing and the Germans to win 4-0. Like that's ever going to happen!

I see Ossie Ardiles has managed to wrangle his way on to Irish TV. He must have a good agent.

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