Allow me to add my voice to the others: the sending of Sokratis Papastathopoulos (hereinafter referred to as Sokratis) was one of the worst decisions I have seen in some forty years of watching this sport. The first yellow card seemed like a perfectly legitimate challenge and the second one, while one could make the argument that it was a foul, didn’t seem to be card-worthy.
Note to Greece: you need to defend the right side of the pitch as well.
Giorgos Karagounis’ penalty was one of the worst taken on-target penalty attempts I have ever seen.
I believe Greece’s tie with Poland benefits Greece and may very well hurt Poland. The Czech’s are greatly disadvantaged by the goal differential and the Poles must, at minimum not lose to Russia.
Andrey Arshavin must not like London. If he had played as well for Arsenal as he played yesterday for Russia he wouldn’t have been loaned to Zenit St. Petersburg.
Arshavin’s pass to Shirokov for Russia’s second goal was a thing of beauty. It seemed positively laser-guided. The same can be said of the pass made to Vaclav Pilar for the Czech goal (I don’t remember who made it).
Please for the love of all things decent, stop this. Now!