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19 June 2006 Blog Home : June 2006 : Permalink

No more world cup predictions

From me that is. Given that Ukraine demolished Saudi Arabia 4-0, the same score that Spain beat them by, and that Saudi Arabai and Tunisia drew the form book should have been indicating a solid Spanish win. Spain won tonight but they were only intermittently impressive in the second half. In the first half they were a mess and from one of those messes early on Tunisia scored. It took until the 71st minute for Spain to equalize by Raul (who was brought on at half time) and five more minutes before they took the lead. By that time though Tunisia were definitely looking knackered so it wasn't too much of a surprise that Spain eventually scored a third goal - a penalty caused by desperation in the Tunisian defence.

One piece of trivia. Tunisian substitute Haykel Guemamdia managed to get probably the fastest yellow card I have ever seen, he came on and was booked for a foul about 15 seconds later.

I despise l'Escroc and Vile Pin