July 12th, 2010

benpeek

World Cup

And so the World Cup ended, not with a bang, but a whimper.

Spain vs Netherlands was probably one of the worse games that I saw during the Cup, though it was probably beaten out by that hideously boring Portugal vs Brazil match early in the group matches. But at least that match was just boring, and not containing one side deliberately kicking the other to disrupt their flow as a valid tactic. I seriously lost count of the amount of deliberate fouls that the Netherlands committed to stop Spain's passing game, but I kept waiting for the entire side to be red carded for wasting my time. Certainly there should have been one red card in the opening half for a boot to the chest, but the game instead saw nine yellow cards given out to the Netherlands. Any game that has over half a team yellow carded can't be a particularly good one and this was it.

It's a shame, since otherwise I enjoyed this World Cup in Africa. Though many people complained about the vuvuzela noise, I actually found it added to the atmosphere, and occasionally obscured the voices of commentators who weren't doing anything worth while. However, this is kinda funny:



(crossposted)