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Here are some of the best bits of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, as recorded by our popular blogger Aleks Racić
SERBIA 0-1 GHANA
Worse was to follow when Kuzmanović (deciding to adopt the Milan Dudić style of defending and maintain Serbia’s proud tradition of giving away penalty kicks from handballs at World Cups) inexplicably handled the ball in the box handing Ghana a stonewall penalty that was duly converted by Gyan.
AUSTRALIA 2-1 SERBIA
It’s not often that I’m lost for words, well I’m not actually lost for words but I’m lost for printable words… Once again Serbia has somehow snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
The Jelen “Super” Liga is a joke and the establishment of a Balkan League is essential not just for Serbia but for all the countries in the region.
I still can’t believe that it’s all over...I’m absolutely gutted and what’s more tomorrow at work will be unbearable...
SERBIA 1-0 GERMANY
Lukas Podolski stepped up and, as if the gods were watching, Vladimir Stojković guessed the right way and saved the penalty! … The look on the German faces was PRICELESS and as time ticked away their discipline started to evaporate.
Serbia took their chance, Germany missed theirs, Serbia won 1-0. Tačka, game over, World Cup Group D just got very interesting.
I think I have come up with a foolproof way that will guarantee that we won’t concede another penalty (at least from a handball) against Australia on Wednesday:
All the defenders should be issued with a pair before kick off!
ON RADDY’S FOUR-MATCH BAN
This cabal at FIFA couldn’t run a bath. The decision to ban Antić is so absolutely ridiculous that maybe it’s time to erect a circus tent over FIFA HQ and send Nelly the Elephant directions to Zurich.
Unfortunately I’m in the middle of my A-levels and football-blogging has taken a back seat to endless days of revision. Having said that, I’ve decided to write it now because there’s only so much French literature you can stomach in one morning. I digress. Actually, I don’t...that was my first point: why why WHY is the World Cup on at the same time as my exams?!
A FINAL THOUGHT
I guess it will always be remembered for the Vuvuzelas. Love them or loathe them, whenever you turned the TV on it was like watching football in a beehive.
The final itself was nothing short of a disgrace. I’m not criticising the Dutch because they thought that one way of beating the Spanish was to get “stuck in”, I’m criticising them because there is a huge difference between getting “stuck in” and “assaulting”.
Partizan’s Brazilian striker, Cleo, should also have been given a Serbian passport and called up to the squad. Whilst he is by no means the most skilful Brazilian striker on the planet he does at least know where the goal is.
It seemed very strange to me that teams went to Austria to prepare for the tournament when the only similarity between the two is that they are above sea-level.