Monday, June 28, 2010

World Cup Update

Carlos Tevez netted the first (and second) goal by a Manchester City player last night, bagging a brace as Argentina cruised past Mexico 3-1 to reach the final eight.

Jerome Boateng's German side knocked out England in the other round of 16 clash, and in the process ending the World Cup for Gareth Barry, Shaun Wright-Phillips, and Joe Hart. Whilst not breathtaking, Boateng had a solid game, playing out of position at left-back. And at just 21, Jerome looks a solid prospect for the future.

Nigel De Jong's Oranje take on Vladi Weiss' Slovakia at Durban tonight. It should be noted that the referee of this clash was the same one that handed out 9 yellow cards in the match between Germany and Serbia... which is not a good sign for the tough-tackling midfielder!

In the other clash, part-time City player Robinho will look to open his World Cup account against Chile. Although, the tournament favorites haven't exactly blown me (or their opponents) away so far, so it would surprise me if Chile gave them a run for their money.

And lastly, Roque Santa Cruz will start his THIRD GAME IN A ROW for Paraguay tomorrow, against the dangerous Japan. That's assuming of course he doesn't pick up a knock getting out of bed...

So even though Australia and England are no longer in the tournament, there is still plenty of good football on show – and a great chance to see our very own on the game's biggest stage.

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