Saturday, June 10, 2006

Justice Served

Talk about sticking your foot in your mouth. Defender on the Paraguay World Cup team Carlos Gamarra basically called out the English team before their clash today in Germany when he earlier this week said that England was "the number three team in this group" (behind Paraguay and Sweden).

England didn't play the best game today against Paraguay, and looked rather listless during most of it. But they scored an early goal off a free kick from David Beckham. But it wasn't an English player who scored the goal. It was headed in by a Paraguay defender.....Carlos Gamarra.

It was the first time in World Cup history that an own goal decided a 1-0 game. Gamarra better be careful as well. I remember back in 1994 when a Colombian defender (who's name I can't remember) scored an own goal against the U.S. that cost Colombia the game and eliminated them from the Cup. A short time after the tournament ended, he was killed back in Colombia by some crazy "fan" seeking revenge.

They really take their soccer VERY seriously in South America.


Peter N said...

I'm watching World Cup right now, while anticipating the early Sox game with Josh. With the way he's been giving up "taters", I hope the wind (it will be very windy) is blowin' in. Have fun, and it was my pleasure to add your link. Oh yeah, and they just added ESPN2, the Deuce, onto our HD line-up, and the World Cup in Hi Def is magic. Have fun while we hopefully win 2 today. Josh will set the tone. EARLY.

WelshSoxFan said...

The fan seeking revenge thing was actually a myth - it was a terrible coincidence. It turned out to be drug related as I recall.

And England were as poor as I expected. Trust them to win without scoring a goal on their own. If they want to win this thing, they need to blow away weaker opposition like this. I look forward to someone giving England a good old fashioned stuffing :-)

Michael Leggett said...

Carlos The Jack-Ass!