Too little too late for the Ivory Coast. A lot of talent, but in a very tough group.
Nice to see Brazil attacking from the sides in the first half.
Cristiano Ronaldo: full of sound and fury and signifying not very much so far.
Those were the worst possession numbers for Portugal ever in a World Cup match.
Dunga seemed pissed. Wonder what he said to his players postgame.
Juan got away with a yellow instead of a red card for the deliberate handball. He should be more careful.
I see a lot of La Liga games, but didn’t recognize Pepe with hair.
I believe that the two players from Portugal destined for more attention from other clubs after the World Cup will be Raul Meirelles and Fabio Coentrao.
Every team from the Americas except for Honduras advanced, while all but Mexico and Chile won their groups (Mexico was in the group that Uruguay won).
I want to thank team manager Ottmar Hitzfeld and the Swiss Men’s National Team for doing everything today to vindicate my opinion about their dreadfully weak attack.
Lucio deservedly got a lot of attention for marking Ronaldo fairly well, but Gilberto Silva was a calm, veritable wall in midfield.
Memo to Didier Drogba: if your shot hits the crossbar and bounces down, making you suspect it’s gone over the line, bury it into the back of the net instead of running for the referee. Fortunately for you, Romaric was there to take care of business.
I truly hope nothing happens to the DPRK players when they return.
Chile will have three players unavailable for the game against Brazil due to red card/yellow card accumulations. Waldo Ponce’s was arguably the stupidest. Two of the players are defenders and one is a defensive midfielder. Brazil’s attackers must be drooling. The only good news is that they’ll have Carlos Carmona back.
Everyone talks about Fernando Torres all the time, but David Villa is the real deal.
I still think Carlos Queiroz is a crappy coach. I hope Spain fillets them.
All credit to David Villa’s marskmanship, but WTF was Claudio Bravo thinking?
Okay. This brought tears to my eyes.