Sunday 27th June – Day 17
What a load of….
England 1 Germany 4
I dont know why I’m surprised really, after all, I’ve been watching football for too many years to believe the hype around the England team, but for some reason, this time I really thought we had a chance.
As usual, England proved me wrong with an astounding display of comedy defending that a schoolboy team would have been ashamed of.
No doubt, all the talking will be about Lampard’s disallowed ‘goal’ but in reality we just werent good enough to beat a confident and organised German team.
And you seriously have to question a manager who, when the team is chasing the game and desperately need goals, decides to bring on the ultimate goal machine that is Emile Heskey…
Another 4 years of hurt
Argentina 3 Mexico 1
Argentina showed how it should be done as they cruised past Mexico to set up a quarter-final tie against Germany, but they were aided by yet another terrible decision on a day of controversy.
Just as Frank Lampard’s shot that clearly crossed the goal-line was not awarded in their match against Germany, so Mexico had the right to feel upset by another example of awful officiating as Carlos Tevez scored the opener despite being yards offside, a fact which was borne out by a reply shown on the giant screen straight after.
A mistake then gifted Higuain a goal, before Tevez got his second with a stunning effort into the top corner. Mexico clawed one back in the second half, but Argentina always looked in control.
Surprisingly, despite the controversies in both games, there were no red cards today!
It really is about time Sepp Blatter got his act together and joined the real world and agreed that video technology can be used…