Commentator says the coupe de grâce; Argentina gets the boot in

Photo: Associated Press

This game is done and dusted was a commentary heard circa the 78th minute. An unintentionally sarcastic commentary I’ve heard so far, in all of three games I’ve seen. The commentator was clearly of British heritage. C’mon, it might have been 4-1, but lets finish the game first before dissing the loosing team.

From a layman’s perspective (which mine was), I could tell that Korea’s defenders weren’t up to it. The Argentine attackers made a textbook cross, with Higuain, in the right place in the right time, for the third goal and an even simplier fourth goal. Well done Higuain. I doubt you’ll have to buy your own drinks for the remainder of the World cup.

Korea, and Koreans, are often so proud over the smallest things.  Korean astronauts in space, the thinnest LCD screen, stem cell cloning. During the game, I could hear the neighbours cheering for the Korean team. What made it impressive was, that the neighbours were in the house across the way. By the time the 3rd goal was scored by Higuain, they were absolutely quiet. Not a peep.

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8 Responses

  1. Korea, and Koreans, are often so proud over the smallest things.  Korean astronauts in space, the thinnest LCD screen, stem cell cloning. During the game, I could hear the neighbours cheering for the Korean team. What made it impressive was, that the neighbours were in the house across the way. By the time the 3rd goal was scored by Higuain, they were absolutely quiet. Not a peep.
    +1

  2. At least it wasn’t 4-0 like Aus v Germany.
    This Messi appears to be the player of the tournament based on endorsements…presence in China, Nike, QQ (Chinese alt website to MSN). Wayne Rooney better start earning his pay!

    • Australia were against class oppenents. There’s nothing to be ashamed for loosing against the better side. The trans-Tasman rivalry continous with the claim that NZ had the better first draw. Watching the Ghana Vs Socceroos match, Australias position was validated by poor match performance in the first 20 minutes. I stopped watching after that.

      Messi may have all the endorsements, but Higuain it seems, has all the kicks!

  3. Messi was pretty amazing… breaking down defenses while double / tripled teamed… didn’t score, but initiated the play in all four goals… with him, Argentina to the finals – at the very least. taking bets.

    where i was at, the crowd went silent, got up and walked off when ARG scored the fourth goal.

    • Messi was the other hero of the day, and throughly outclassed the Korean defenders.

      Koreans can be incredibly house proud. Surely a sense of prespective can be gotten by leaving the ‘house’ more often…

  4. Great post. Thanks.

  5. Cheers – nice post!

  6. Greetings from Sydney. Thanks for the useful info. I’m doing a project at school and your stuff was quite useful. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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