Tremedous day of football in Germany. The US lost to Ghana but played reasonably well. I do however think that the referee, Markus Merk had a large infuence on the game with the ridiculous penalty award, contrast that to the rugby tackle on Viduka in the Oztrailer game that was not given. On thing about Ghana I don't like is the diving that went on as the game progressed, too much Eyetalian footie watching I think.
Then on to the thud and blunder of Croatia and Oztrailer. Great game, maybe not the prettiest technically but hugely entertaining and tense and with the best goalkeeper mistake of the tournament. Amazingly for a country that is so good at sports that involve catching a ball that the Ozkeeper could not catch a slow moving football! Graham Poll also did well given the circumstances although Simunic should have been sent off about 5 minutes before he was. Hate to say it but one of our own, Tomas should have given up two penalties as he handled the ball twice, the first given the second not. Anyway history was made by the Ozzies, Porknaldo also made history and I hope the French go out tomorrow!
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I wonder when OzKanka will be sober enough to post!!!