j4 brings South Africa 2010 to its rightful end:
I heard there was an awful sound
that echoed all the world around
Well, you don't really care for music, do ya?
It goes like this:
The football fans all blowing vuvuzelas
Not really sure how Nigel de Jong didn't get a red card for leaving his footprint on Xabi Alonso's chest
. I didn't mind the rough game, as there was plenty of good soccer in between the yellow cards, with many (sometimes badly) missed chances for both teams. In the end, Fábregas makes the assist for Iniesta's goal thanks to several lucky bounces in the preceding plays, plus Heitinga's inability to defend his field position while sitting in the locker room. Spain's Kardiac Kids struck again with the fourth 1-0 game in a row, with the goal being scored with 27, 7, 17, and 4 minutes to go in the game. Their midfield play was amazing, but they never seemed to get it together in the box as often as you'd've thought (but, clearly, often enough). No other team seemed to have the wingers to make Capdevila and Ramos pay for their incessant play upfield (although Robben came very close), but Spain was so stout in the middle that it barely mattered. Spain won in part because they made Kuyt irrelevant, and in part because van Persie was irrelevant all Cup long.
And now, the long wait for Brazil qualifiers.