Saturday, July 3, 2010

Spain Careens Off the Goal Posts to Squeak Past Paraguay

Spain won its quarterfinal Wold Cup match against Paraguay by the narrowest margin, 1-0. It was even narrower if you watch the winning goal, first a kick that bounced off one goal post, followed up by a second kick that bounced off both goal posts before deciding to stay in the goal.

The game went on for some 94 minutes well past the regulation 90 minutes. One of the mysteries of soccer is when the officials will actually blow the game over, as they can add time to the game for injuries and various other reasons.

Now it comes down to Netherlands versus Uruguay on Tuesday, July 6 and Spain versus Germany on Wednesday, July 8. I look to see Netherlands versus Germany in the final match on July 11.

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