Heh. Yeah, that ad has been an utter curse on every one of those players. Hate to say it but thought Cristiano was unlucky against Spain; reputation preceded him and they got away with so many fouls on him it's unreal.
Italy's defence wasn't actually that terrible. Paraguay's goal was from a freekick that should never have been given (Paraguay player handled it) and New Zealand scored thanks to both a foul and an offside. Italy's problem was they lacked a creative spark until Pirlo came on against Slovakia when it was too late. Cannavaro did OK actually.
Ivory Coast got robbed because North Korea decided not to bother turning up for the second half against Portugal. England were just shite. And I wonder if Dunga will live to regret not taking Dinho. With Kaka playing the way he is and it looking increasingly like Elano won't play again (shocking tackle from Tiote) we may yet be short on creativity.
Edit: Called it. 2-1 down and nobody to bring off the bench to change the game. Dinho badly missed.
Last edited by Hazzle; 02-07-2010 at 05:56 PM.