JLo’s beginner’s guide to the World Cup: Vacation edition
I’m on vacation this week, so you’re only getting about 50% of my usual half-baked effort that I put into this blog, so adjust your expectations accordingly.
The Netherlands, I know you are happy to have advanced and you should be rightfuly proud of the fight back against Mexico, but there has to be a hefty dose of shame in the manner in which you scored the winning goal. There may have been a little bit of contact on Robben’s foot, but not enough to send him flying through the air and onto the ground as if he had been shot with a high-powered rifle. I’m torn about Mexico’s departure, as goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and of course Mexico’s Miguel Herrera have been two of the more entertaining folks at the World Cup. As United States fan though, Mexico is my sworn soccer enemy so if anybody is going to get hosed out of the World Cup it may as well be them.
In the second game, Costa Rica thankfully vanquished the most boring team in the entire tournament, Greece, even though it looked like the Greeks were going to sneak through at the last minute and subject the world to at least another day of their special brand of turgid football. The world owes you a great debt, Costa Rica.
Man of the Match: Arjen Robben’s acting coach
Two game today, and there’s no reason to expect the favorites not to win, as neither Algeria nor Nigeria appear to have enough to prevent a very tasty Germany-France matchup in the quaterfinals.
Cheers and happy viewing.