Somehow, I didn't manage to watch any football yesterday. I blame Wimbledon. I want to make up for it today, and goodness me, I have four matches to choose from! Four! They're on in two lots of two, so four teams playing all at the same time. I need more eyes, I really do. Or that TV screen from Back to the Future II. If someone could go ahead and invent that, I think we'd all be very grateful.

What happened yesterday

Like I said, I didn't actually see any of the matches, and that means I missed out on a lot of goals. Seriously. The Portugal/North Korea game ended with a score of 7-0. No prizes for guessing who was the victor on that front. If that group came down to goal difference, it's easy to see who would win.

Chile brought down the Spain beaters Switzerland with a 1-0 victory, whilst Spain themselves picked up two goals and denied Honduras any. Neither of these matches sound very exciting, though, when you compare them with a 7-0 scoreline.

What's happening today

Our first batch of games sees my sweepstake team France against South Africa. France have been worse than dismal. Everyone is saying the only thing the England players can console themselves with is that they aren't France. Ouch. People have been sent home, there has been arguing. It's all kicking off, and sadly, not on the pitch.

At the same time, Mexico take on Uruguay, and both of these teams have appeared quite fiesty so far this tournament. It might be an interesting matchup. These matches are both on ITV, so I don't know how they're going to manage that. Maybe the BTTF TV is closer than we think.

Later on this evening, Greece and Argentina go head to head, as do Nigeria and South Korea. I'm afraid my knowledge runs out on these teams, except that Nigeria wear a green kit and I find that is hard to distinguish from the pitch. Far from Spot the Ball, it is Spot the Player.

Here's the schedule:

  • France v South Africa - 15:00 (GMT+1) ITV
  • Mexico v Uruguay - 15:00 (GMT+1) ITV
  • Greece v Argentina - 19:30 (GMT+1) BBC1
  • Nigeria v South Korea - 19:30 BST (GMT+1) Three

Enjoy the football!

346 responses

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 09:33

    It's really not looking good for France. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8752637.stm

  • RG22/06/2010 at 11:36

    Soooo much football, I feel spoilt. Shame we have to wait till 3pm for the first game.

    Can't wait for the Argentina game, for the simple fact that its Argentina. Woo.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 12:37

    "Rumours in Bloemfontein that Patrice Evra dropped by Domenech. Alou Diarra set to be #fra France captain"

    http://twitter.com/MOgdenTelegraph

    It goes on

  • RG22/06/2010 at 13:54

    Got both games on as well as this, not sure which one to focus on the most.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 13:57

    Got both games on as well as this, not sure which one to focus on the most.

    Itv player only lets you see one at a time :(

  • RG22/06/2010 at 13:58

    Itv player only lets you see one at a time :(

    Which is precisely why I'm not using it.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 13:59

    Itv player only lets you see one at a time :(

    Which is precisely why I'm not using it.

    Arrgh! Now I have to make a choice which one to watch!

  • me22/06/2010 at 14:02

    joe on the worldcup: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/responsibility-in-sport/

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:03

    Hi all! Lots of action today. :D

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:04

    Hi all! Lots of action today. :D

    Hii. Can't go wrong with so much football.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:05

    Hii. Can't go wrong with so much football.

    Which match will we be concentrating more on?

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:07

    Which match will we be concentrating more on?

    I'm focused on Mexico v Uruguay. France v SA in the background.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 14:08

    Which match will we be concentrating more on?

    I'm focused on Mexico v Uruguay. France v SA in the background.

    What chance have SA or Fra got?

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:09

    What chance have SA or Fra got?

    Tiny. As long as either one team wins in the other match, they have a chance. If it is a draw, game over.

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 14:12

    hey folks

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 14:12

    so have any other french players boycotted?

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:13

    hey folks

    Hello Leigh!

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:13

    so have any other french players boycotted?

    Nope. But Domenech has exerted his dominance again by dropping people to the bench. It is his last chance after all. ;)

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:13

    so have any other french players boycotted?

    Evra was dropped , Malouda and Govou I think too.

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 14:14

    hi marilene

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 14:15

    so have any other french players boycotted?

    Evra was dropped , Malouda and Govou I think too.

    Bloody hell.

  • me22/06/2010 at 14:15

    Which match will we be concentrating more on?

    they've put on two at the same time. do they not realise men watch these games?

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:17

    they've put on two at the same time. do they not realise men watch these games?

    :D

    Its to avoid a repeat of this

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:17

    they've put on two at the same time. do they not realise men watch these games?

    It is done for equality's sake so that teams won't choose to be defensive and not attack after knowing they are sure to be through due to the other match.

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 14:17

    Which match will we be concentrating more on?

    they've put on two at the same time. do they not realise men watch these games?

    Two lots of two at the same time.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:18

    Two lots of two at the same time.

    :D

  • me22/06/2010 at 14:19

    Its to avoid a repeat of this

    oh. can someone not tweet them what the other game is doing, so they can adjust accordingly?

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:20

    oh. can someone not tweet them what the other game is doing, so they can adjust accordingly?

    I am not sure they can hear the tweets during the game. Maybe at half time?

  • me22/06/2010 at 14:21

    I am not sure they can hear the tweets during the game. Maybe at half time?

    the manager could though.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:21

    I am not sure they can hear the tweets during the game. Maybe at half time?

    One of the staff will probably be keeping up with the other game.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:21

    South Africa GOAL!!!

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:21

    Goal South Africa!

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 14:21

    South Africa GOAL!!!

    Yay! Come on Bafana Bafana Bafana Bafana Bafana !!!

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:22

    Ohhh Lloris, where were you?

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:22

    Goal South Africa!

    Goalkeeping error me thinks.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:22

    Yay! Come on Bafana Bafana Bafana Bafana Bafana !!!

    :D

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:23

    Oooooh, Mexico go and hit the bar.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 14:23

    Oooooh, Mexico go and hit the bar.

    Is it a match or are they messing about?

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:23

    Soccernet uses bold to highlight important events in the other match. :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 14:24

    Oh my - what a turn up for the books!! It's almost reminiscent of when Pierluigi Martini qualified his Minardi on the front row of the grid for the 1990 US GP

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:24

    Is it a match or are they messing about?

    Its a proper match, both teams going for it. Am enjoying it.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 14:25

    Is it a match or are they messing about?

    Its a proper match, both teams going for it. Am enjoying it.

    Cool. If SA win, they qualify regardless, right?

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 14:25

    I

    ts a proper match, both teams going for it. Am enjoying it.

    Times like this several screens are needed

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 14:25

    Cool. If SA win, they qualify regardless, right?

    Scratch that, Soccernet is confusing me :(

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:25

    ooooh. Wide by Mphela there when he should have scored.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 14:26

    Times like this several screens are needed

    Well ITV won't let me have two streams and I can't find one that works :(

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:26

    Cool. If SA win, they qualify regardless, right?

    No they need either Mexico or Uruguay to win.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:27

    RED CARD! for FRANCE. Bye bye.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:28

    RED CARD! for FRANCE. Bye bye.

    Confirmed. It was for Goucuff. Really bad decision by referee there.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 14:28

    RED CARD! for FRANCE. Bye bye.

    Confirmed. It was for Goucuff. Really bad decision by referee there.

    VERY harsh!

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:28

    Confirmed. It was for Goucuff. Really bad decision by referee there.

    What happened, watching the game on mute really makes things hard to understand.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 14:29

    Confirmed. It was for Goucuff. Really bad decision by referee there.

    What happened, watching the game on mute really makes things hard to understand.

    Apparently an elbow was used... doesn't look like it to me.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:30

    Apparently an elbow was used... doesn't look like it to me.

    Looked like he led in with his arm... interesting.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:30

    What happened, watching the game on mute really makes things hard to understand.

    Goucuff jumped to head the ball, had an arm over the opponent's shoulder. Arm may have hit the African's face, but the were justling for the ball.

    Should have been a yellow card, if even that.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:38

    2-0?!!!

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:38

    Mphela scores for the bafana bafana!!!

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:39

    Offside. But SA are really setting things alight here! I chose the right match :D

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:40

    Offside. But SA are really setting things alight here! I chose the right match :D

    You did, Mexico v Uruguay has suddenly got quieter since the goals went in...

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:41

    You did, Mexico v Uruguay has suddenly got quieter since the goals went in...

    Don't dare to lose? Blah. :(

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:44

    If SA want to qualify, the need to hope Uruguay score since Mexico have a worse GD and therefore easier to catch.

    However... its more like Mexico to score, if anyone does.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:44

    GOAL URUGUAY!!!!

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:45

    Suarez scoooorrreeesss! yay for south africa!

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:45

    However... its more like Mexico to score, if anyone does.

    Talk about talking too soon eh.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:46

    ooooh. Gignac got a slap in the face and is booed. Not a good atmosphere today. :(

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:47

    Half time: Mexico 0-1 Uruguay

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:49

    Half time: France 0 South Africa 2 ;)

  • me22/06/2010 at 14:49

    However... its more like Mexico to score, if anyone does.

    Talk about talking too soon eh.

    :)

  • RG22/06/2010 at 14:50

    Ha

    "0 - Amount of dignity left for the French team at this World Cup, currently trailing 1-0 and a man down. Shambles."

    http://twitter.com/optajoke

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:51

    "0 - Amount of dignity left for the French team at this World Cup, currently trailing 2-0 and a man down. Shambles."

    Corrected. ;) Go Bafana Bafana!

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:53

    ESPN Stats & Info: When conceding the first goal, Mexico have won 3, lost 18 and drawn 6 in World Cup matches.

    Things are looking better and better for the hosts.

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 14:57

    2 games at once in the same group is quite dramatic, even following by text comments :)

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:58

    All you need to know about qualification for the next stage here.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:00

    All you need to know about qualification for the next stage here.

    that almost reads as if New Zealand might have a chance. I'm scared.

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 15:03

    All you need to know about qualification for the next stage here.

    Ooh, that's great information... although it makes my head hurt.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:03

    that almost reads as if New Zealand might have a chance. I'm scared.

    Actually, they do have a very good chance. All they need to do is draw and do better against Paraguay then Italy against Slovakia.

    Best result for them would be if everyone draws. ;)

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:04

    Ooh, that's great information... although it makes my head hurt.

    You're still learning . :D

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:05

    Kick off!

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:10

    CLOSE! South Africa off the post.

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 15:17

    Gahhh....

    Post-match flat viewing has been cancelled - Tuesday has now been somewhat de-enhanced

    :/

  • RG22/06/2010 at 15:22

    Mexico have just missed a total sitter. Free header, six yards out. Dear me.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:26

    Tshabalala! :(

  • RG22/06/2010 at 15:28

    Hmmm, Mexico made some good changes, seem to have worked for them. Still 1-0 Uruguay, 20 to go.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:29

    France gets one back! Florent Malouda scores!

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 15:29

    2-1

  • RG22/06/2010 at 15:30

    Everytime I mention something positive about Mexico, someone scores...

    Mexico are brilliant.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:30

    Everytime I mention something positive about Mexico, someone scores...

    :D #propheticRG

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 15:32

    Everytime I mention something positive about Mexico, someone scores...

    That goal average must be looking much healthier...

  • RG22/06/2010 at 15:32

    That goal average must be looking much healthier...

    2.13 last time I checked

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 15:33

    That goal average must be looking much healthier...

    2.13 last time I checked

    Ooh, that's much better. That 7-0 will have helped a lot!

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 15:39

    2.13 last time I checked

    Much better :)

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 15:40

    France gets one back! Florent Malouda scores!

    I'm feeling quite sorry for the hosts..

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:41

    I'm feeling quite sorry for the hosts..

    Me too. But France are finally playing some pretty football so I feel a little sorry for them too. :(

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 15:41

    France gets one back! Florent Malouda scores!

    I'm feeling quite sorry for the hosts..

    It was always going to be a struggle for them to qualify :(

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 15:44

    It was always going to be a struggle for them to qualify :(

    I know, but they are so close!

  • me22/06/2010 at 15:45

    It was always going to be a struggle for them to qualify :(

    i have more sympathy if they'd left the big horns at home.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:45

    i have more sympathy if they'd left the big horns at home.

    Aw. :P

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 15:46

    It was always going to be a struggle for them to qualify :(

    i have more sympathy if they'd left the big horns at home.

    Fair point. They're not traditional and to make it a nationalistic issue was over the top. They're loud, annoying and kill the atmosphere.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 15:49

    Fair point. They're not traditional and to make it a nationalistic issue was over the top. They're loud, annoying and kill the atmosphere.

    100% disagree with you. It brings a sense of SA to the tournament, they are used in every single domestic match and yes, they make a lot of noise, but its their tournament, not ours.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:50

    100% disagree with you. It brings a sense of SA to the tournament, they are used in every single domestic match and yes, they make a lot of noise, but its their tournament, not ours.

    +1

    Plus I like the noise. It makes the stadium sound more crowded than they really are. ;)

  • me22/06/2010 at 15:51

    100% disagree with you. It brings a sense of SA to the tournament, they are used in every single domestic match and yes, they make a lot of noise, but its their tournament, not ours.

    i think they're as bad as air horns at f1 races, and therefore should be banned globally. but then i care about my hearing :)

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 15:51

    Fair point. They're not traditional and to make it a nationalistic issue was over the top. They're loud, annoying and kill the atmosphere.

    100% disagree with you. It brings a sense of SA to the tournament, they are used in every single domestic match and yes, they make a lot of noise, but its their tournament, not ours.

    But they've only used them since 2001. I don't personally call a 120dB drone atmosphere - I want to hear singing, drums, instruments etc. If I want drone, I'll stand next to a fan for two hours ;)

  • me22/06/2010 at 15:52

    But they've only used them since 2001. I don't personally call a 120dB drone atmosphere - I want to hear singing, drums, instruments etc. If I want drone, I'll stand next to a fan for two hours ;)

    seconded.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 15:52

    FT: Uruguay 1-0 Mexico.

    Uruguay top the group, Mexico surely finish 2nd.

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 15:52

    if i want to hear a droning sound, i just you tube mick mccarthy

  • RG22/06/2010 at 15:52

    But they've only used them since 2001. I don't personally call a 120dB drone atmosphere - I want to hear singing, drums, instruments etc. If I want drone, I'll stand next to a fan for two hours ;)

    Drums are much more annoying, I can't stand it when Portsmouth are on the TV.

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 15:53

    Fair point. They're not traditional and to make it a nationalistic issue was over the top. They're loud, annoying and kill the atmosphere.

    I miss the cheering and songs, but they've brought a unique flavour to the event and I like that.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:53

    Full time: France 1 South Africa 2

    Uruguay top the group, Mexico surely finish 2nd.

    Confirmed. ;)

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 15:54

    100% disagree with you. It brings a sense of SA to the tournament, they are used in every single domestic match and yes, they make a lot of noise, but its their tournament, not ours.

    i think they're as bad as air horns at f1 races, and therefore should be banned globally. but then i care about my hearing :)

    Funnily enough, when I went to the speedway, it was airhorns and VERY loud music. I was the only one using earplugs, which is a surprise considering my office is supposed to be HSE minded...

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 15:54

    Drums are much more annoying, I can't stand it when Portsmouth are on the TV.

    Actually... are I say it, the England band are a bit annoying now. It was good at first but I've had enough Great Escape theme to last...

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 15:54

    if i want to hear a droning sound, i just you tube mick mccarthy

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 15:54

    i think i'm a little happy about that result - at least france are gone

    :)

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 15:54

    hometime, will be back for the next pair..

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:54

    i think i'm a little happy about that result - at least france are gone

    :)

    Agreed.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 15:55

    Final standings for Group A:

    1) Uruguay - Played 3, Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 0, 7 points, +4 GD

    2) Mexico - Played 3, Won 1, Drawn 1, Lost 1, 4 points, +1 GD

    -------------

    3) South Africa - Played 3, Won 1, Drawn 1, Lost 1, 4 points, -2 GD

    4) France - Played 3, Won 0, Drawn 1, Lost 2, 1 points, -3 GD

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 15:55

    MEXICO VS: ARGENTINA??? DROOLS!!!

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:55

    Well, my favourite music is still the Anfield songs. But I wouldn't mind the vuvuzuelas either.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 15:56

    MEXICO VS: ARGENTINA??? DROOLS!!!

    Not confirmed just yet, Argentina need to finish top first, or it could be Uruguay v Argentina... which is even better.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 15:56

    MEXICO VS: ARGENTINA??? DROOLS!!!

    Not confirmed just yet, Argentina need to finish top first, or it could be Uruguay v Argentina... which is even better.

    I'll take either ;)

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:57

    Okay. Off for a break, back for Argentina vs. Greece and Nigeria vs. S Korea later! ;)

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 16:00

    Pfft at the French Coach - Somehow I don't think all of France's problems are with the players...

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 18:01

    Right, I'm concentrating on Nigeria vs. South Korea tonight...

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:02

    Back!

    Right, I'm concentrating on Nigeria vs. South Korea tonight...

    I shall watch the other match then. ;)

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 18:02

    I shall watch the other match then. ;)

    :P

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:02

    Pfft at the French Coach - Somehow I don't think all of France's problems are with the players...

    The manager has always been the problem. I said so since 2 years ago...

  • RG22/06/2010 at 18:02

    Harry Redknapp on the BBC coverage... woo.

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:03

    how do i choose?

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:03

    how do i choose?

    Wait till we shout out which one seems to be more interesting. :D

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:05

    Mascherano is not playing. :(

  • RG22/06/2010 at 18:05

    Mascherano is not playing. :(

    Resting him I'd imagine, more or less certainly through so, no need to take risks.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:08

    Resting him I'd imagine, more or less certainly through so, no need to take risks.

    Or because of his yellow. Better not let him miss the knockout rounds.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:08

    oooohhh. Tevez's daughter is so cute!

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 18:23

    Cmooooooooon Argentina!!!

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 18:24

    Greece v Argentina has Darth doing the stadium announcments again

  • RG22/06/2010 at 18:26

    Apparantly, 24 years today, a certain someone decided to jump up and guide the ball with his hand into the goal and knock England out of the World Cup.

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 18:26

    Greece v Argentina has Darth doing the stadium announcments again

    I should say Vader, Darth isn't his first name is it...

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 18:27

    Apparantly, 24 years today, a certain someone decided to jump up and guide the ball with his hand into the goal and knock England out of the World Cup.

    After being half kicked to death by an inferior Englanf team and before scoring one of the best ever goals?

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:30

    Kick off!

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:36

    am watching arg v gre because it's on the bbc, and thus better.

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 18:36

    am watching arg v gre because it's on the bbc, and thus better.

    The other one is also on the bbc

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:36

    am watching arg v gre because it's on the bbc, and thus better.

    Yay, my match.

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 18:37

    am watching arg v gre because it's on the bbc, and thus better.

    My logic too

  • RG22/06/2010 at 18:37

    am watching arg v gre because it's on the bbc, and thus better.

    Nigeria and South Korea is on BBC3

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:38

    The other one is also on the bbc

    oh right. ha.

    i went to the homepage and that was the promoted game.

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:39

    i went to the homepage and that was the promoted game.

    how does that scheduling make any sense, btw?

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 18:41

    i went to the homepage and that was the promoted game.

    how does that scheduling make any sense, btw?

    As RG said earlier, it supposedly prevents cheating in the other game. But both being on BBC at once, and both being on ITV at once was probably to avoid each of them being locked up with football from 3pm to 9pm for several days. They already get complaints about having too much sport

  • RG22/06/2010 at 18:41

    Nigeria scooooooore.

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 18:42

    how does that scheduling make any sense, btw?

    THe final pairs of games in each group are played at the same team to avoid fiddling. If one of the teams in the last game knew they had to win 4-0 to qualify and the other team had no chance there is an opportunity for dodgy deals.

    They are also trying to avoid a repeat of the West Germany-Austria match in 1974. A 1-0 win for Germany meant both teams went through. Early in the game they scored and nothing at all happened for the rest of the match. Absolutely nothing. There was a huge scandal as a result.

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:42

    But both being on BBC at once, and both being on ITV at once was probably to avoid each of them being locked up with football from 3pm to 9pm for several days.

    oh, ok.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:42

    Nigerian goal!

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 18:42

    But both being on BBC at once, and both being on ITV at once was probably to avoid each of them being locked up with football from 3pm to 9pm for several days.

    oh, ok.

    Both at the same time I mean.

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 18:43

    Nigerian goal!

    Interesting

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 18:44

    Nigerian goal!

    Interesting

    So if Nigeria and Argentina win the second qualifier from this group will only have three points

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:44

    Both at the same time I mean.

    i don't really see why the 3pm games couldn't be on bbc and itv and then the same again in the evening.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 18:45

    i don't really see why the 3pm games couldn't be on bbc and itv and then the same again in the evening.

    Because fans of Eastenders and Corination Street would just get annoyed.

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:45

    Because fans of Eastenders and Corination Street would just get annoyed.

    it's once every four years :)

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 18:46

    i don't really see why the 3pm games couldn't be on bbc and itv and then the same again in the evening.

    Then you are a true sports fan. ;)

    The Eastenders and Corrie fans would be up in arms, and there's unfortunately a lot of 'em.

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:47

    Then you are a true sports fan. ;)

    The Eastenders and Corrie fans would be up in arms, and there's unfortunately a lot of 'em.

    i keep forgetting there are channels and schedules. i live in a world where you pick stuff of the internet you want to watch.

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 18:47

    it's once every four years :)

    Theywould argue that so are the Olympics, football European championshps, Ryder cup etc etc and they are already having to deal with Wimbledon

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 18:48

    it's once every four years :)

    I wish corrie was too.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 18:48

    Ooooh, what a run by Aguero.

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:48

    save!

  • RG22/06/2010 at 18:48

    save!

    Easy save really, nice little height for him.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:48

    Nice save by the greek keeper there! Fantastic!

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 18:48

    Whats a strike by Juan sebastian vettel!

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:49

    Theywould argue that so are the Olympics, football European championshps, Ryder cup etc etc and they are already having to deal with Wimbledon

    ip streaming is clearly the future. you could watch eastenders online now, no problem. bbc have the bandwidth.

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 18:49

    Whats a strike by Juan sebastian vettel!

    Gaaaaaaaaahhhhh. Veron.

    Stupid habit.

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:49

    Easy save really, nice little height for him.

    looked great from here :)

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:49

    Whats a strike by Juan sebastian veron!

    :P

  • RG22/06/2010 at 18:50

    looked great from here :)

    I think its with me being a keeper, a lot of saves don't look as impressive.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:50

    Stupid habit.

    It reminds me - I love the way Schweinsteiger shortens his name to Bastian instead of Seb.

    Wayyyy cooler. ;)

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 18:51

    It reminds me - I love the way Schweinsteiger shortens his name to Bastian instead of Seb.

    Oh yeah. never thought of that!

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 18:51

    Have we had a goal from a free kick yet?

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:52

    I think its with me being a keeper, a lot of saves don't look as impressive.

    replay says you're were correct.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 18:52

    It reminds me - I love the way Schweinsteiger shortens his name to Bastian instead of Seb.

    I'm calling all the Seb's, Bastian now.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:53

    I'm calling all the Seb's, Bastian now.

    :D

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 18:53

    Theywould argue that so are the Olympics, football European championshps, Ryder cup etc etc and they are already having to deal with Wimbledon

    ip streaming is clearly the future. you could watch eastenders online now, no problem. bbc have the bandwidth.

    I'm hopeful the Canvas thing will deliver it to the masses. I really do think people are attached to their TVs so they want a box to attach to it. I have the BT box which works via IP and it works a treat for on-demand, when you find what you want (that could use work).

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 18:53

    Whats a strike by Juan sebastian veron!

    :P

    Bugatti?

  • RG22/06/2010 at 18:53

    Come on ARgentina... we don't want Greece going through

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 18:54

    Come on ARgentina... we don't want Greece going through

    More like RGentina ;)

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:54

    Come on ARgentina... we don't want Greece going through

    we don't?

  • RG22/06/2010 at 18:54

    More like RGentina ;)

    :D

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 18:54

    Come on ARgentina... we don't want Greece going through

    More like RGentina ;)

    ;)

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 18:55

    Come on ARgentina... we don't want Greece going through

    More like RGentina ;)

    :D

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 18:55

    Come on ARgentina... we don't want Greece going through

    we don't?

    Apparently Greece don't play good football...

  • RG22/06/2010 at 18:55

    we don't?

    Boring football. Too defensive, not good for the tournament.

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:56

    I'm hopeful the Canvas thing will deliver it to the masses. I really do think people are attached to their TVs so they want a box to attach to it. I have the BT box which works via IP and it works a treat for on-demand, when you find what you want (that could use work).

    to me, things like this show the whole things needs a rethink. why have football on a specific channel? why isn't just online?

    it'll take years to shake people out of the current state of mind though, even if it is for their own good.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:56

    Boring football. Too defensive, not good for the tournament.

    But they are starting to attack now. We don't want them to revert to being ultra-defensive because their trial at attacking football fails, do we?

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:57

    Boring football. Too defensive, not good for the tournament.

    i thought argentina are always mean to us though?

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 18:57

    to me, things like this show the whole things needs a rethink. why have football on a specific channel? why isn't just online?

    Tell that to my grandad who doesn't have a computer

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 18:58

    He broke the corner flag :)

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:58

    He broke the corner flag :)

    Ops. :D

  • me22/06/2010 at 18:58

    Tell that to my grandad who doesn't have a computer

    i know. we're years and years away from it. to me though, it makes no sense that anyone is angry about too much football, when there's plenty of bandwidth for all.

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 18:59

    Ops. :D

    I hope they sell selotape in south africa. if we're a corner flag down we could always get peter crouch to stand there with a flag.

  • me22/06/2010 at 19:00

    I hope they sell selotape in south africa. if we're a corner flag down we could always get peter crouch to stand there with a flag.

    :)

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:00

    The Nigeria game s really exciting....

    (Just saying)

  • me22/06/2010 at 19:00

    The Nigeria game s really exciting....

    i knew i'd pick the wrong one.

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 19:00

    Lionel Messi is going for the Beatles look tonight

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:00

    Nice to see Enyeama getting involved in a bit of blocking.

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 19:01

    The Nigeria game s really exciting....

    (Just saying)

    *switches*

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 19:02

    I thought that was going to be the first goal

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:02

    Ooooh, not sure how Argentina didn't score.

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 19:02

    oooh good chance for the RGies

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:04

    The Nigeria game s really exciting....

    But I like watching the defensive Greeks more. Especially when they actually look good on the counter-attack now. :P

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:05

    The Nigeria game s really exciting....

    But I like watching the defensive Greeks more. Especially when they actually look good on the counter-attack now. :P

    Watch them both like me then ;)

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 19:05

    The Nigeria game s really exciting....

    (Just saying)

    *switches*

    Wow, off the post!

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:07

    South Korea goooooooooalll

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 19:07

    South Korea equalise..

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:08

    GOAL KOREA!!!

  • me22/06/2010 at 19:08

    GOAL KOREA!!!

    sod it :)

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 19:09

    South Korea goooooooooalll

    That will force Greece to attack more

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:09

    GOAL KOREA!!!

    sod it :)

    I have one eye on Gre vs. RG and it's very stop-start defensive like a Serie A match is---

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:09

    That will force Greece to attack more

    Yep, SK go through on goals scored.

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 19:10

    Right now Argentina win the group and South Korea go through in 2nd place with the same goal difference as Greece but having scored more goals

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 19:10

    So if it isn't Greece, who do we want through?

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 19:10

    Right now Argentina win the group and South Korea go through in 2nd place with the same goal difference as Greece but having scored more goals

    I hope South Korea go through just for Park ji sung's awesomeness

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:11

    Right now Argentina win the group and South Korea go through in 2nd place with the same goal difference as Greece but having scored more goals

    I have a few Nigerian and Argentinian colleagues so I'm cheering for them...

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:11

    So if it isn't Greece, who do we want through?

    Nigeria ideally.. Though wouldn't mind South Korea either.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:11

    GOAL KOREA!!!

    eeeek. Tennis distracted me. #stupidwimbledonscheduling

    S. Korea going all out then?

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:13

    S. Korea going all out then?

    It was such a bad header he ended up volleying it from close range

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:15

    Greek goalkeeper brilliant so far!

  • me22/06/2010 at 19:16

    Greek goalkeeper brilliant so far!

    he's been kept busy.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:16

    Half time: Greece 0 Argentina 0

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 19:16

    0-0

    Greece can't sit in like that in the 2nd half though

  • me22/06/2010 at 19:17

    Greece can't sit in like that in the 2nd half though

    so which to watch in the second half?

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:17

    Greece can't sit in like that in the 2nd half though

    so which to watch in the second half?

    Both!

  • me22/06/2010 at 19:18

    Both!

    i can't enjoy both. i need commentary to know what's happening.

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 19:19

    so which to watch in the second half?

    I am sticking with the Argentina game. I want to see how Argentina cope with Greece and how Greece respond. If South Korea take the lead in their match Greece have to win here so they have to be ready for that

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 19:19

    Heheh, side-effect of two BBC games is that the BBC1 guys are in the football studio - so the BBC3 guys look like they are in a corridor with a window

  • me22/06/2010 at 19:19

    Heheh, side-effect of two BBC games is that the BBC1 guys are in the football studio - so the BBC3 guys look like they are in a corridor with a window

    forward planning fail?

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:19

    Heheh, side-effect of two BBC games is that the BBC1 guys are in the football studio - so the BBC3 guys look like they are in a corridor with a window

    I saw Dan Walker's twitpic of where they were and it looked like they had nicked the ITV studio...

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:20

    Heheh, side-effect of two BBC games is that the BBC1 guys are in the football studio - so the BBC3 guys look like they are in a corridor with a window

    :D How fun.

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 19:23

    hi everyone,

    just back in the door; 0-0 and 1-1 i see...

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 19:24

    FIrst time I have seen this. Click on heat map and choose the whole Greek team. Absolutely nothing in the Argentina box

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/gamecast?id=264042&cc=5739&ver=global

  • me22/06/2010 at 19:27

    FIrst time I have seen this. Click on heat map and choose the whole Greek team. Absolutely nothing in the Argentina box

    sneaky people have employed an invisible shield, clearly.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:28

    FIrst time I have seen this. Click on heat map and choose the whole Greek team. Absolutely nothing in the Argentina box

    They say a keeper should make the box his own... but thats taking it too far.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:28

    sneaky people have employed an invisible shield, clearly.

    Have they learnt ninja skills from the japanese?

  • me22/06/2010 at 19:29

    They say a keeper should make the box his own... but thats taking it too far.

    hehe

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 19:32

    sneaky people have employed an invisible shield, clearly.

    :D

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:32

    Greece, going even more defensive.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:33

    Kick off!

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:35

    NOOOO! Greece miss a golden opportunity! :(

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:36

    NOOOO! Greece miss a golden opportunity! :(

    They must have been scared of going into the box.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:36

    Goaaaaaaaaalllllll Korea.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:37

    They must have been scared of going into the box.

    Nah. He just missed the far post by a little bit.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:37

    ooooh! Korea goal!

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 19:37

    Goaaaaaaaaalllllll Korea.

    Now Greece have to attack

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:37

    Goaaaaaaaaalllllll Korea.

    You're a bit ahead of the interwebs ;)

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:37

    Now Greece have to attack

    They are. Amazingly.

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 19:38

    Goaaaaaaaaalllllll Korea.

    Who scored?

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:38

    Hold on.... did Argentina and Greece swap shirts at half time?

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:38

    Goaaaaaaaaalllllll Korea.

    Who scored?

    Lee or Park something...

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 19:38

    Who scored?

    Park Chu Young

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:38

    Who scored?

    Park Chu-Young

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 19:39

    Park Chu-Young

    #needsmorejisung

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:39

    Hold on.... did Argentina and Greece swap shirts at half time?

    heehee

    But really Greece aren't playing all that bad now. I suspect RGentina may be taking things a little too easy.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:42

    The kitchen sink for Greece now. Double substitution because their players are starting to cramp up. :(

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:47

    Nigeria should have scored there...

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 19:47

    Samaras is useless

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 19:48

    Samaras is useless

    He will be lucky if that shot styed in the stadium

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 19:50

    Korea pushing too

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:51

    Korea pushing too

    Really glad I chose this one - much more entertaining ;)

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 19:52

    Really glad I chose this one - much more entertaining ;)

    Definitely. Argentina don't need to win and the bit I watched earlier, they didn't seem to care

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:53

    Really glad I chose this one - much more entertaining ;)

    Definitely. Argentina don't need to win and the bit I watched earlier, they didn't seem to care

    Yeah - no need to push and injure/card players...

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 19:53

    Definitely. Argentina don't need to win and the bit I watched earlier, they didn't seem to care

    I think that is unfair. Argentina are creating loads of chances but are being snuffed out by Greece packing the defence

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 19:54

    How did he miss??

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 19:54

    oooh what a miss...

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:54

    Did he just miss from there?

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:55

    HOW DID HE MISS THAT??? HE COULD HAVE WALKED IT IN!!!

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 19:55

    I think that is unfair. Argentina are creating loads of chances but are being snuffed out by Greece packing the defence

    Maybe..

    Nigeria and Korea are at each end of the field, each going for goal, attacking all the way. Defensive is as boring as it is in F1 :)

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 19:55

    HOW DID HE MISS THAT??? HE COULD HAVE WALKED IT IN!!!

    Brian Blessed commentary should be approved

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 19:56

    Oh dear oh dear from that Korean player

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:56

    I think that is unfair. Argentina are creating loads of chances but are being snuffed out by Greece packing the defence

    Maybe..

    Nigeria and Korea are at each end of the field, each going for goal, attacking all the way. Defensive is as boring as it is in F1 :)

    Nigeria and Korea are playing liquid football...

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:56

    Oh dear oh dear from that Korean player

    Surely Nigeria can't miss this???

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 19:57

    very calmly placed!

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 19:57

    2-2!!

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:57

    2-2. Fantastic stuff.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 19:57

    2-2!!

    Best game so far!

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 19:57

    very calmly placed!

    And he's run straight back to the centre spot with it, no celebrations.. they're in a hurry!

  • RG22/06/2010 at 19:58

    Brian Blessed commentary should be approved

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8752379.stm

    ?

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 19:58
  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:00
  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 20:01

    WOW.

    A-MA-ZING.

    Jenson and lewis too!

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 20:02

    http://news.bb…_cup_2010/8752379.stm

    his appearance on Have I Got News for You was the best episode ever!!

    :D

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 20:02

    Brian Blessed commentary should be approved

    http://news.bb…_cup_2010/8752379.stm

    ?

    Excellent :)

    Tend to think the battle cry stuff works better for rugby, mind!

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 20:03

    Excellent :)

    Tend to think the battle cry stuff works better for rugby, mind!

    Brian Blessed should be allowed to do anything to be fair

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 20:03

    Brian Blessed should be allowed to do anything to be fair

    I'll vote for that!

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 20:03

    oooh Park Ji Sung nearly scored.

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 20:03

    Brian Blessed should be allowed to do anything to be fair

    I'll vote for that!

    He should be Mayor of London

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:04

    Brian Blessed commentary should be approved

    http://news.bb…_cup_2010/8752379.stm

    ?

    Excellent :)

    Tend to think the battle cry stuff works better for rugby, mind!

    I think F1 needs this,

    Can you imagine him shouting "Gentlemen, start your engines"?

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 20:04

    his appearance on Have I Got News for You was the best episode ever!!

    :D

    True brilliance

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 20:04

    Can you imagine him shouting "Gentlemen, start your engines"?

    he wouldn't even need a mic!!

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 20:04

    Argentina score

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 20:05

    Argentina scores!

  • RG22/06/2010 at 20:05

    Argentina score..... its the slightly rubbish Demechalis!

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:05

    Argentina score..... its the slightly rubbish Demechalis!

    #crapHair

  • me22/06/2010 at 20:06

    oops. thread fail.

    finally.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:07

    oops. thread fail.

    finally.

    Out of curiosity... was it because you used the quick comment button?

  • RG22/06/2010 at 20:08

    Obafemi Martins, my word.

    You can see why he played for Newcastle there...

  • me22/06/2010 at 20:08

    Out of curiosity... was it because you used the quick comment button?

    i gave up following comments, cause i can't cope with two games.

    when they scored i opened doohickey and hit quick comment. i needs to remove it. or block myself from using doohickey :)

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:08

    Obafemi Martins, my word.

    You can see why he played for Newcastle there...

    Cannot believe it!

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:09

    when they scored i opened doohickey and hit quick comment. i needs to remove it. or block myself from using doohickey :)

    I agree. I stopped using it, I stopped getting the wrong thread.

    I used it once ... and I got the wrong thread.

    With the ugraded Daily posts, there's no need for it IMO....

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 20:11

    With the ugraded Daily posts, there's no need for it IMO....

    It's handy when there are a few threads going at the same time and no comments for a while on the one you want to post a comment on. That's the only time I use it

  • Alison22/06/2010 at 20:11

    With the ugraded Daily posts, there's no need for it IMO....

    What if there aren't comments on the page in the thread you want to write in?

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 20:11

    It's handy when there are a few threads going at the same time and no comments for a while on the one you want to post a comment on. That's the only time I use it

    Same for me.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:13

    With the ugraded Daily posts, there's no need for it IMO....

    What if there aren't comments on the page in the thread you want to write in?

    Replace it with a link to the post so you can open it in a new tab/window in Brand New Ye Olde Comments...

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 20:13

    Great move Argentina

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 20:13

    Messi just can't score. Why?

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:14

    Messi just can't score. Why?

    I have been told by my RG colleagues that he's not bothered about playing for his country...

  • RG22/06/2010 at 20:14

    I have been told by my RG colleagues that he's not bothered about playing for his country...

    Having seen some of the stuff he's done before shooting, I'd argue that.

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 20:15

    I have been told by my RG colleagues that he's not bothered about playing for his country...

    No goals =/= bad performance

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:15

    I have been told by my RG colleagues that he's not bothered about playing for his country...

    Having seen some of the stuff he's done before shooting, I'd argue that.

    Well that's what they tell me. What would I know? I've only seen him play twice this year and nonce for Argentina.

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 20:16

    2-0 Since Greece opened up Argentina are tearing them apart

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 20:16

    Argentina scores again, and again it is not Messi!

  • RG22/06/2010 at 20:17

    Oooooh, Nigeria so...soo close.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:17

    Argentina scores again, and again it is not Messi!

    Great goal though!

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:18

    Oooooh, Nigeria so...soo close.

    It's like they're destined not to score now...

  • RG22/06/2010 at 20:19

    Great hit... wide... come on Nigeria

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 20:19

    Great hit... wide... come on Nigeria

    nooo come on park! ;)

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 20:20

    LOL Greece is pouring in the shots on target now but it is too late...

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 20:20

    Full time: Greece 0 Argentina 2

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 20:22

    Yeeayyy!

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 20:22

    So, are any African nations going through to Round 2?

  • RG22/06/2010 at 20:22

    FT: Nigeria 2-2 South Korea

    SK are through

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:23

    So, are any African nations going through to Round 2?

    Can't see Ghana getting anything from Germany...

  • RG22/06/2010 at 20:23

    So.... Uruguay v South Korea, Argentina v Mexico

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 20:24

    I like how they've chucked the BBC3 people on a street corner in the middle of nowhere with no lights on the street

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 20:24

    So, are any African nations going through to Round 2?

    A tiny chance for Ghana. and by that, I mean reallllyyyy tiny. ;)

  • RG22/06/2010 at 20:24

    A tiny chance for Ghana. and by that, I mean reallllyyyy tiny. ;)

    Tinier chance for Algeria and Ivory Coast too.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:25

    I like how they've chucked the BBC3 people on a street corner in the middle of nowhere with no lights on the street

    Did the BBC budget not extend to tables or chairs?

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 20:25

    Did the BBC budget not extend to tables or chairs?

    Adrian Chiles stole them

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 20:25

    Did the BBC budget not extend to tables or chairs?

    All the money was spent on Glasto.

  • RG22/06/2010 at 20:26

    I can't believe Yak-a-boo, missed that chance. Terrible miss

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:27

    Garth Crooks is about to enact a hulk smash!

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 20:34

    A graph for the World Cup: http://graphjam.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/funny-graphs-world-cup-mistakes.png

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 20:34

    Hanson thinks he would have scored it. What an insult. He never made it into the opposition's 6 yard box in his entire career

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/06/2010 at 20:36

    Hanson thinks he would have scored it. What an insult. He never made it into the opposition's 6 yard box in his entire career

    Not true. In 1986, he got disorientated (once again) mid-game and wandered into Norwich City's 6-yard-box by accident

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 20:36

    A graph for the World Cup: http://graphja…orld-cup-mistakes.png

    IS A LIE

    Referees made plenty more mistakes than that I am sure.

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 20:38

    Referees made plenty more mistakes than that I am sure.

    I think a referee made the graph.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 20:39

    Referees made plenty more mistakes than that I am sure.

    I think a referee made the graph.

    What kind of mistakes? Just mistakes or ones that led to goals being scored?

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 20:40

    What kind of mistakes? Just mistakes or ones that led to goals being scored?

    I am sure the unmerited red cards and (un)given penalties count as ones that led to goals being scored (or not scored). :(

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 20:43

    Domenech is being mad again. Claims he wants to salute the players after all he has put them through. Why doesn't he just leave them alone?

  • Janna22/06/2010 at 20:52

    Domenech is being mad again. Claims he wants to salute the players after all he has put them through. Why doesn't he just leave them alone?

    Just listened to the BBC World Cup Daily podcast from yesterday - excellent song called "We're not as bad as France", very funny :)

  • RG22/06/2010 at 20:55

    Just listened to the BBC World Cup Daily podcast from yesterday - excellent song called "We're not as bad as France", very funny :)

    This guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLglFSV88w4&feature=channel

    First heard him when Yann Kermogant chipped in the Championship playoff match, brilliant parody of the Total Eclipse of the Heart one

  • RG22/06/2010 at 21:55

    Stat of the year: http://twitter.com/danwalkerbbc/status/16757013085

    "Since 1982, England have won 62% of all World Cup games on the BBC and 30% of those on ITV."

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 21:56

    "Since 1982, England have won 62% of all World Cup games on the BBC and 30% of those on ITV."

    I (accidentally) saw this in The Mirror today, who believe this is why England have a better chance tomorrow than they did last week

  • RG22/06/2010 at 21:57

    I (accidentally) saw this in The Mirror today, who believe this is why England have a better chance tomorrow than they did last week

    They are also playing in a lucky all red kit...