Daisy wrote:Anyone remember the Argentina game where Simionie landed on top of Beckham intentionally, then twisted his knee into the small of his back intentionally and then stood over him baiting him. This led Beckham to stupidly retaliate with a little flick of the foot, leading to his red card.
In another thread Vern mentioned Beckham was unfairly sent off against Austria. Was that a similar case Vern? (I have not seen that game)
Is it time soccer got the video replay they have in the NFL? There is no doubt that Spain and Italy got screwed in the last world cup and players like Simione really know how to play the ref like a fool. Having a video replay available to checkthe really big decision seems like a no brainer. It would also protect the referres from later criticism.
Not this time Chris - Beckham seems to have got rid of his petty streak.
Two yellows in the space of 6 minutes - the first was fair enough, he led with his elbow going for a header. But the second was a joke - 50-50 ball, maybe an accidental trip, if there was any contact at all, plus a healthy dose of theatre from the Austrian guy.
England have qualified though - can't see them winning in Germany, but it's a funny old game, innit...
Big up to Togo, Angola, Ivory Coast and Ghana - all qualified, all debutantes. Power shift in African football?
Quiz - Two Ghanian-born players have appeared in the World Cup Final. Who are they?
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