Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Art of the Dive

Spain 1 - Netherlands 0

If there was a good part to the World Cup final it was that the better team won. Spain was just a step faster than the Dutch. They possessed better, they created better, and they put a lot of pressure on the Netherlands. Netherlands responded by stepping up the physical play and started racking up yellow cards and there were at least two cards that could easily have been straight reds. Definitely not football at its prettiest.

Somehow we get through the second half and then into extra time still tied 0-0.

And then Spain cheats.

Two yellow cards are given to the Netherlands for imaginary fouls. One is a second yellow, so the Netherlands are down to 10 men.

At some point FIFA is going to have to come up with something that keeps players from making a run at the Oscars.

Like I said ... the good part is that the better team won.

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