What a great weekend for Africa in the World Cup….
Day 10 – saw the Argentinians take on Iran in what was expected to be a thrashing but Queiroz men parked the bus and defended for their lives hoping for a draw. With the half time stats showing 73% ball possesion to Agentina it just shows the attack was on but then again do not take anything away from Iran’s defence.
It took 91 minutes for the little football maestro they call Messi to score a beautiful curler, many teams are scoring more than one goal I guess Argentina are waiting to peak at the right time and unleash the blue see of goals in the next round.
With the final score 1 – 0 I certainly hope they light up the next round….
…with the German machine’s thrashing of Portugal many were putting them up there to win this World Cup but Ghana definitely put a spanner in the works with a fantastic peformance. We could’ve watched this game all night, Prince vs Prince even the two brothers playing for opposite sides said they would fight to the death…and it showed in this game with blood flowing from Müller at the end after a nasty clash of heads.
This was certainly one of the most entertaining games so far and we have seen many, with it being winter and flu season in South Africa we did not even want to sneeze because that one ACHOO and we might miss a goal.
With this draw it is set up nicely for Ghana to go through lets see what happens in the Portugal vs USA game though, but for Germany it took them one step KLOSE to the last 16. Final score 2-2
The next game saw the Super Eagles line up against Bosnia and Herzegovina
With poor refereeing deyning Dzeko a goal where it was clearly not offside and Nigeria taking advantage through a nice goal from Odemwingie, another controversial goal though but this time the referee got it right.
Too many Vics in this team but still no Victory for Bosnia and Herzegovina, lets hope the Super Eagles will soar into the last 16. – Final score 1-0 to Nigeria.
Day 11 – After the excitement of the night before, the game between Belgium and Russia was a boring affair, I guess the Bulgarians were too under pressure to perform with the King and Queen watching, even the fans were sleeping. I was expecting Russia to perform well seeing that they hosting the next World Cup. Good thing Belgium won 1-0 though imagine Russia vs Boznia, the commentator will have a nightmare game pronouncing all those Kov’s and Vic’s hahaha
The next game was certainly not boring as France…uh I mean Algeria took on South Korea.
With Algeria being linked to French legend Zidane and current striker Benzema through parents nationalities, can you blame me for thinking France has two teams in this World Cup.
A 6 goal thriller with Algeria showing why they are Africa’s number 1 team, 3 goals in the first half.
This did not stop them Ho’s from coming and scoring a goal from their first shot in the second half. (Sorry bad/sic joke).
Algeria replied with another goal in the second half though making the final score 4-2. Is this the African team that will make us proud? Only time will tell as we get closer to the crucial stage of the World Cup.
If Portugal lose tonight against USA, they are OUT! If America win, they will progress to the Round of 16 – This is the connotations, setting up and exciting encounter. Can Ronaldo save his team from further embarrassment?