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Africa's animal kingdom plays the beautiful game

By Steve Goff  |  June 18, 2010; 7:29 AM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , South Africa  | Tags: South Africa, World Cup  
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The water buffalo looks like Blanco.

Posted by: RetiredShark | June 18, 2010 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Can we have a match thread please? Stuck at work and hoping to get some reactions from this Germany match....

Posted by: FrancoNiell | June 18, 2010 8:15 AM | Report abuse

Germany dominating all game. Spanish ref gets card happy early and gives soft yellows everywhere leading to Klose getting sent off. It worked because Serbia score immediately but the Germans still looked better and almost equalized.

I can see why Barca and Madrid play beautiful football, defending is a yellow card offense in La Liga.

Posted by: RedDevil1 | June 18, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Disgraceful officiating. Fouls in the midfield are part of the game and don't merit an automatic yellow.

Six yellow cards (and a red) in one half. The officiating has been good so far in the World Cup ... until now.

What's next? A lifetime ban for committing a foul?

Posted by: Cerealman | June 18, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Does that rule Klose out for the Ghana match as well?

Posted by: FrancoNiell | June 18, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

but how would these animals do if it was a jabulani ball?

Posted by: nairbsod | June 18, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Yes, Klose is suspended for the next match. FIFA never overturns the suspension.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 18, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Vidic with a stupid handball in the box. Podolski's PK is saved.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 18, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

How was that not a red card? Different set of rules being applied here.

Posted by: RedDevil1 | June 18, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

This sounds like a great match. Germany seem destined to equalize....or better yet, Serbia seem destined to concede at least one.

Posted by: FrancoNiell | June 18, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Germany is having the better of the game, with good runs up the let side. But, with 10 men, they aren't getting players forward to support those runs.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 18, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Serbia's entire back line has yellow. Maybe another red on the way...

Posted by: FrancoNiell | June 18, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

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