Friday, July 2, 2010

The Red, White, and Blue are through!

The Nederlands are through to the semi-finals after defeating Brazil 2-1 earlier today. The Dutch were full marks for the win... taking the play to Brazil the entire second half, scoring twice.

Brazil showed their temper in the second half... and a rather classless ending as they and their coach declined to shake hands after the match. They've been watching the Italians apparently.

And what a pleasure it is to be able to watch entire matches without poor officiating. Since the end of the knockout round, top notch officiating with no controversy. Amazing.

Kudos to the Japanese referee in today's match, who kept control while NOT issuing 32 yellow cards as we saw in the preliminaries. Good thing for Brazil as well, or they might've finished the match with 5 or 6 players with all of the fouls they committed.

Uraguay vs Ghana in the afternoon match...

6 comments:

MattR said...

I had Brazil winning it all in my bracket, but I'm glad the Netherlands beat them.

Jeremy said...

Top notch officiating? What about the England-Germany match?

Captain Canuck said...

forgot that one... thought it was in the knockout round...


and on top of that, the Uraguay/Ghana match referee is brutal.

that'll teach me to say anything....

Roy said...

I was reading this post.

But as I scrolled, the Korean World Cup Girl came into view.

Game over.

柏辰柏辰 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

Julie said...

The Brazilians refused to shake hands after the match? What a bunch of sore losers.