17 June 2010 – Day 7

At last! A genuine shock result in the World Cup as favourites Spain came unstuck against the Swiss. If 2010 is not to be remembered for the quality of the football, then let’s at least have some major upsets. So well done to the Alpine boys on the result and their early claim for the Keystone Kops award for the most chaotic goal finish of the tournament – Quality!

Now I’ve never met Diego Forlan and he seems a reasonable sort of bloke when interviewed, but he’s making a lot of enemies recently. In May, he goes and wrecks Fulham’s Europa League Final dream with the winner in extra time and then last night demolished the dreams of the Bafana Bafana and neutrals watching. To be fair, Forlan had an absolute stormer and as the penalty went in with 10 minutes to go, I imagine the Uruguayan fans struck up a chorus of “podemos ver que escabullirse, podemos ver que escabullirse” as South African fans poured out of the stadium.  

Of course, it would be remiss if I didn’t mention that today the domestic fixtures are released. I’m sure they will be scanned just as eagerly by the England squad today as fans across the country.

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Posted June 17, 2010 by Editor in category "World Cup 2010 diary

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