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.

Sunday 11 July 2010

3rd Place Play-Off: Germany 3-2 Uruguay

What it is to be freed from the shackles of the fear of losing. Neither of these sides sat back or played it cautious. Because there was not much at stake. Sure, a bronze medal for the winners that you may show your grandchildren in a few years time. But no one ever impressed many by saying 'I played in a World Cup Third Place Match'.

But these games are often good to watch and this one was no different. Defensive solidity seemed secondary to having a go, so we had a five goal thriller that could have gone to extra time had Forlan not smashed the bar with the very last kick. A pleasure to watch, and you just know tonight's game will be far less open, but far more significant.