I'm not going to South Africa. So instead I'm gonna try and watch a bit if not all of every game at work, or at home or in a bar or wherever. On the telly. With a beer. And I'm gonna predict who I think is gonna win. And talk about football stuff. So there.

Saturday 26 June 2010

Last 16: USA 1-2 Ghana (AET)

Thought this one had penalties written all over it, as both sets of players seemed dead on their feet after 90mins. But a cracker by Gyan (in which he seemed to outwit two centre backs, one of whom was staring to the heavens for no apparent reason) settled it.

Africa's interest in their World Cup lives on, and they'll fancy their chances against Uruguay in the quarters, though it's going to take some miraculous miracle for them to progress further than that. But tonight they will be content with a performance in which they edged out the States, showing a willingness to attack and shoot for most of the first half and all of extra time. They let themselves down a little in the second half, being too content to sit back and soak up the pressure. And like so many sides no longer with us in South Africa, they nearly paid the price.