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 4 July 2010

Q-F: Spain 1-0 Paraguay

A litany of missed penalties. That's what the quarter finals brought us. And there were two more here. One apiece. But all the regret will be with Paraguay. Theirs came first. In the second half. The chance was there to snatch the lead and sit back and soak up the desperate Spanish pressure. But it wasn't to be. Straight down the other end and Alonso converts then has to re-take because of encroachment. The next - saved, but surely Fabregas was tripped by the keeper during the follow up? Not given. Then another Spanish attack. A shot against the post. Xavi was it? Bounces straight to David Villa, the golden boot lighting up his eyes. He shoots, he... no - off the post, along the line. Off the other post. And in. Joy from Bilbao to Barcelona. Madrid to Malaga. But wait. It's the Germans next...