Hi everyone, the football writing duties have fallen to me today. That’s right, I take no interest in the sport at all, but I made a deal with Mr C, so here I am. Look out for Mr C’s Wimbledon post by the way. I’ll ask that you take into consideration my lack of football knowledge throughout this post, but we’ve all got to start learning sometimes I suppose.
So, I did some research and by looking at Mr C’s fabulous football post from yesterday I have discovered that there were two matches. The Netherlands played Brazil, and Uraguay played Ghana. As if this wasn’t enough football information for me to handle I had to find out who won. So I asked Lukeh, and I can now give you a exclusive summary of those results and games from what I understood.
The Netherlands vs Argentina – Lukeh’s words were ‘OH MY GOD!!’ when we found out that the Netherlands had won. Now, we’ve established I don’t know my David Seamans from my Robert Greens but after a long explanation I gather that Argentina’s defeat is somewhat of a shock. An analogy I’m sure we can all understand is that it’s a bit like Nico Rosberg beating Schumacher. Totally unexpected and brilliant at the same time. I hear Argentina are ‘the best team in the world’ so goooo Holland!
The last game of the day was Ghana vs Uruguay. Now I have no idea about these two teams, I didn’t even know they were in the world cup. However with Uruguay winning on penalties, I gather this wasn’t much of a surprise. Lukeh says that Ghana had a chance to win the match, but didn’t.
Sounds like it was an exciting day, but with it being Jenson day at Goodwood unfortunately we’ll not get chance to see today’s games. However if you’re interested on the matches they are as follows;
- Germany v Argentina – 15:00 (GMT+1)
- Spain v Paraguay – 19:30 (GMT +1)
I’m confused as to why Argentina get a second go, football seems much more forgiving than Formula 1. Can you imagine drivers getting a second chance at qualifying for the race? We’re off to Goodwood, but I hope you all have a lovely time watching the matches. Can you believe this has been going on for 21 days?!
Should "The Netherlands vs Argentina" be "The Netherlands vs Brazil", Argentina haven't played for a few days, I'm quite confused but know nothing about the World cup, so I'm happy to be wrong :D
Brazil got beaten last night. Not sure if they get another go ;-)
Thats what I thought, and they got beaten by ze Netherlands
And of course I typed that before reading the post.
Ignore everything I say!
Wooo, Germany v Argentina, two of the most opposite teams possible playing against each other. The structured, orgranised Germans against the insane Argentinians. Awe-some
Come on Argentina.
So the BBC don't have Jurgen on the team for the game. Boo.
This will end up being a feast of goals, even I can't get that one wrong.
ace. i shall watch and drown out the tennis currently filling my ears.
hey guille, take it your looking forward to the game then!
... and looking forward to your predicted uru vs. arg final ;-)
hehe, its still on.
Muller scores for Germany!! 1-0 already, 2 minutes 46 seconds played.
wha? i haven't... i...
I must say, the ladies match is far too predictable, so I am watching the football instead.
Germany are very, very good here. Just, brilliant.
I hope tomorrow isn't the same but I fear it will be :(
Miroslav Klose misses a brilliant chance, Muller is fantastic and he hits it over the bar, unbelievable.
Argentina, to be fair to them, are starting to test the keeper.
Goal Argentina, but its offside. About 10 of them were offside.
gah! that was lovely.
It was indeed.
Hi. I've managed to not fall in any volcanos or hot springs.
that is indeed a good thing :)
Ht 1-0 to the Germans. Decent game.
I do believe thats Muse being used as a montage on the BBC coverage.
Second half kicks off.
Argentina is playing much better this half
Finishing could be better, Neuer looks very dodgy in goal.
The yellow guy is being kept busy.
Can't say I'm too impressed with him, hasn't been that good this WC, one of the few German weaknesses
Klose makes it 2-0, totally undeserved, but looks like they've wrapped it up
3-0, Freidrech, it is all over now.
What is up with those defenders?
I think we have a small hole in that side...
As in tradition with the World Cup, they all forget how to defend.
Just to point out, Mali v Angola in the Africa Cup of Nations, Angola 4-0 up after 75 minutes, game finished 4-4
I reckon Germany might win the whole thing.
Whom would we have to play next?
Most likely Spain.
Maradona made a mistake in not playing Veron, simple as. The defence and attack feel miles apart
4-0, Miroslav Klose.
He's scored more goals at this World Cup than he has in the league all season.
I like the forward flip.
FT, Argentina go home. Germany are very, very impressive.
OK, I'll be happy with a Uruguay - Paraguay final...
(but it will probably be Netherlands - Germany :-( )
Most unexpected final ever if that happens? It was looking so good for South American teams and its all folded in on itself. Europe remains supreme it seems
Spain v Paraguay, not expecting this to be the most exciting match of all time. Spain yet to ignite, but should beat Paraguay. Spain to win 2-1.
apparently we can watch it after glee is finished.
Fantastic idea. Gle, I mean the football is good.
Paraguayian keeper forgets to turn the mic on, good start.
Oh, it's the blue goalkeeper again!
Chavvy and Chabby, Piquet and Alonso. Blue goalie. I am getting to know this team quite well.
Torres plays, he'd commit murder and still get into the team at this rate.
Commentator thinks the Castrol Rankings are strange.
Did you know that Francisco Varallo is the only surviving player of the first World Cup final? The former Argentine striker is 100 years old
Good shot from Chavvy-man.
Oh goodness me, something happened.
Well this would really make me look stupid: http://twitter.com/Des_Kelly_DM/status/17670253445
your reputation is at stake!
Ball in net.
And its offside.
C'mon Paraguay - my office sweepstake is riding on you!!
Spain, attractive football of yours is a load of rubbish.
I'm adding Spain and Paraguay to my banned teams list.
They're saying that one of the players is actually his twin brother because his play looks no good.
Heard that before.
Sounds the Schumacher conundrum to me
"Three thrilling quarter finals in South Africa so far... and then there was this one."
when i was looking up my 1930 world cup fact earlier on, the team sheets for both squads had 5 guys up front....
shame you don't see that anymore
It was like that in the last round, and then the last two games which featured Paraguay and Spain happened. Coincidence I think not.
"I can't see many empty seats in 55,000 capacity crowd..."
BBC commentator fail
Holy moly something happened! Paraguay penalty, unbelievable Jeff
I can't believe it but I predicted that: http://twitter.com/SauberRG/status/17672582084
And now one for Spain, bloomin eck
penalty spain now...
Re take the penalty, sensational, sen-sational.
Woah. Way confused.
I have honestly no words but for, unbelievable.
even more so than after an f1 race
In short, Spain gave away penalty and Paraguay miss, Spain go up other end and get a penalty, Alonso scores but Spain had players in the box so he had to retake it, which he missed, but from the rebound the keeper fouled a player so Spain should have had another one.
Dull 0-0 with nothing happening then?
For 60 minutes, then we had an insane 3 minutes, and everythings back to normal.
I switched on just as Paraguay were taking a penalty I didn't know they had. Beats me why the Paraguayan who fouled Villa didn't get a red card. I guess the ref thinks 10 yards from goal is not a goal scoring opportunity
He had an alright game till the penalties, just totally gone to pot since.
Surprised Lou predicted the Argentina defeat. Did't see that coming.
Scoring goals the hard way
Off the post, to Villa off the post off the other post and in. This is mad.
They have celebrations like that diving man Lukeh was talking about.
Good ol Jurgen.
Great save Casillas
Lukeh pointed out my mistake earlier... i'm sorry.. i was a) tired... and b) he was helping and didn't see it either :D hehe
50/50 there. Head low and foot up. I guess he would lie there for 3 minutes if all he had was smudged mascara
I was reading it and you said Holland played Brazil and Argentina lost. You had me very confused but apart from that it was a good post. You should do more football posts
Hehehe, look at that little white head running around.
Semi finals are
Holland vs Uruguay and Germany vs Spain
stop giggling at him!
I must admit, I don't think many expected the first 3.
haha noooo, i'm currently writing a daily, and drafting many other posts.. you can read those instead.
I think you should do the world cup final. I can imagine that would be really interesting
Which appears to be rubbish since I predicted a Germany-Spain semi final as well as Holland to beat Brazil before the tournament. I'm scared.
That is, Spains first ever semi final.
i think rg should do it. he wrote the opening post.
I certainly didn't expect Uruguay to be there and I thought Argentina would beat Germany. Brazil were good in bits but I think of the three that was the one that was the least surprising
which leads me to my next question. when the hell does the world cup finish?
Good idea. Lou can do the 3rd/4th place play off
i heard september... steven?
There are only 4 matches to go. 2 semi finals midweek then the 3/4 play off and the final next weekend
cheers sir. hoping amy can do the same for wimbledon
hey, i'm not the one giggling at a man with blood pouring from his head.
Well, the football season starts again in August...
Ah. That is what they call touché.
Uruguay v Netherlands Tues 1930
Germany v Spain Wed 1930
3rd 4th match Sat 1930
Final Sun 1930
balls. we need four posts for four matches!
Lukeh has been teaching me this weekend.. i'm still fail at using it..
Just have the one for the semi finals?
That's not a footballer with blood pouring from his head. This is a footballer with blood pouring from his head