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..." mengapa terlalu cepat kau berlalu pergi ".

A VERY BLACK MONDAY

A brutal foul-fest with Portugal, one of the dirtiest matches in World Cup history. Cleats bashed into thighs and shoulders, heads butted and elbows flew. Players faked injuries, complained and brawled.

Every bit is ugly: the blaming and finger-pointing and ill-tempered remarks:

"FIFA talks about fair play," Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said. "There was no fair play."

The Dutch coach, Marco Van Basten, shot back:

"If you talk about fair play, you should watch yourself first. Portugal needed the shenanigans to beat this young team. They were a bit more experienced with all these tricks and all this time wasting".

"It is sad there was so little soccer played in the second half," said Van Basten.

But when it came to expulsions, the sides were level at 2-2. The four red cards raised the number in this tournament, whose motto is "A time to make friends" already a World Cup record after 52 matches with 12 to go. The Netherlands lost two players to red cards from Russian referee Valentin Ivanov -- Khalid Boulahrouz and Giovanni van Bronckhorst. In the end, the one thing both sides could agree on was blaming Ivanov.

"Our missed opportunities, that made the difference," said Captain Van der Sar.

"It is a pity the referee made a mess of this game," Coach Marco van Basten make his final remark.

Even FIFA president Sepp Blatter was unimpressed with how the game was handled.
"The refereeing wasn't up to the level of the teams. Today certainly wasn't a fair-play day."




APA NI... APA NI... APA INI SEMUAAAA ??!!!
DI MANAKAH KEADILAN ???





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cheqmentie berkata…
Terimalah hakikat yang Brazil akan mara ke pusingan akhir... walaupun aku tak pernah sekali pun tengok World Cup tahun ni, tapi aku dapat rasa aura itu...huhu...
thesandman berkata…
Ceh... aura konon!

;p