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LEE Jung-Soo 7’

PARK Ji-Sung 52’

MotM = PARK Ji Sung (SKR)

Group B

Ref = Michael HESTER (NZL)

Nelson Mandela Bay / Port Elizabeth

SOUTH KOREA made a statement of intent about getting out of Group B. They tore Greece apart and should have scored four at the very least. Greece were poor (putting it kindly) and seemed resigned to defeat after just eight minutes of the match.

Zakumi: “Shall I book their flight back to Athens now?”

P92: “You might as well mate. Only a miracle will see Greece into the last 16 after this match.”

Zakumi: “You mean like when they won Euro 2004?”

P92: “Lightning doesn’t strike twice.”








Gabriel HEINZE 6’

MotM = Vincent ENYEAMA (NIG)

Group B

Ref = Wolfgang STARK (GER)

Johannesburg – JEP

DOUBLE World Champions Argentina should have scored at hatful in this match and look deadly when attacking. However they do look vulnerable in defence. Nigeria have their keeper and man of the match Vincent Enyeama to thank for preventing a national embarrassment. He produced some top class saves to mean the score stayed 0-1. The Nigerian outfield must improve.  

Zakumi: “Could easily have been a rout if it wasn’t for Enyeama.”

P92: “I totally agree with you on that one.”  








Steven GERRARD 4’


Clint DEMPSEY 40’

Group C

Ref = Carlos SIMON (BRA)


STEVEN GERRARD gave England the lead early on. I missed the goal because ITV HD cut to an advert break right before the England captain scored. This is the THIRD time they have done this during a live sports broadcast. My woes continued when Robert Green spilled Clint Dempsey’s innocuous looking shot into his own net. The curse of the England keeper strikes again. England tried to take the lead back in the second half, but alas to no avail.

Zakumi: “It’s not all bad. England drew 0-0 with Uruguay in their opening game in 1966 and look what happened.”

P92: “Cheers. I needed that.”

Zakumi: “Bad luck about the advert by the way.”

P92: “The BBC have BBC 1 and BBC 2, why can’t they be the two channels showing the World Cup?”

Tomorrows games are:

  • Algeria vs. Slovenia, BBC 1 12:30
  • Serbia vs. Ghana, ITV 15:00
  • Germany vs. Australia ITV 19:30

One Comment


    From the comments I’ve had on this piece it seems that ITV drops the ball in its own net regularly.

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