Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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communicator

Drop everything

Argentina vs Holland was a massive yawn last night. It reminded me of that piss-take of football on The Simpsons, where Homer watched in bewilderment as the ball was passed back and forth interminably.

Did you hear that earlier Dutch fans were forced to take off their shorts because they advertised a non-official lager?

Up to 1,000 fans had to watch Friday's game against Ivory Coast in their underpants


As a commentator on Crooked Timber says

The stupidest thing about this is that the stadia are all-seater, so spectators wouldn’t have been able to see the shorts anyway. They’ve got far more publicity as a result of FIFA being arsey


I'd like to see the USA/Ghana match, which is going on now. In the mean time from the BBC site, here is a USA fan, and some Ghanaian fans. Ghana could easily win; no score yet, 1 yellow card each.

ETA 22 mins - GOAL - Ghana score. BBC site reports 61% of possession by Ghana so far.

EATA - 43 mins USA equalise

ETA - 45 mins, just on half time, Ghana pull ahead again from a penalty. Exciting stuff. I imagine as the radio 5 feed has crashed.

FINAL SCORE - Ghana go through to the next round, beating the USA 2-1. There is some controversy around the penalty decision.
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