June 19, 2010

So much for Africa digging the U.S.

A referee from Mali made what was possibly the worst call I've ever seen in a soccer match yesterday -- denying the US team a goal that would have capped the greatest comeback in US World Cup history. So much for Africa being so Americaphilic, eh?

Nevertheless, the US is still alive to advance to the second round; their tie yesterday means that if they defeat Algeria in their next match they're virtually assured of advancing.

Watching the World Cup really gets me jazzin' to play some [English] football. Then again, maybe not ... !

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UPDATE: Looks like the ref is gonna get the boot. Good riddance, dope.

UPDATE 2: Andrew Das defends (sort of) the referee. I must admit, he makes a pretty good case. (But not enough of one to disallow the goal, though.)

Posted by Hube at June 19, 2010 08:35 AM | TrackBack

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