It looked like this was going to be Nigeria’s night. Enter Marcos Rojo! In the 85th minute, the Manchester United center back was in the penalty box to volley Mercado’s cross and put Argentina 2-1 up. Game over! As Maradona celebrated with profanity in the stands, the Nigerian’s dreams were shattered. Continue reading Coming first is not always rewarding
Matchday 4’s biggest surprise was Mexico’s victory against Germany. This World Cup could be one with major upsets with Argentina having also drawn first time participants Iceland and France struggled to beat the Socceroos 2-1. It’s also a World Cup where teams which are not considered household World Cup nations are being ridiculously underestimated. Smaller footballing nations have evolved and can count on players playing in top leagues with their clubs. Continue reading Major upsets over the weekend; more to come!
Match day 3 provided plenty of entertainment for us football fans. Croatia deservedly beat an underwhelming Nigeria side. Peru missed an early penalty against Denmark and ended up regretting it as Poulsen scored the winner in the second half. France toiled to defeat Australia and as usual, the unending wave of critics started before the game was even over. The coup of the day goes to Iceland, who in their first game in a World Cup, kept Lionel Messi’s Argentina at bay with their Viking-style shield wall defence. Continue reading France toil to beat underrated Socceroos