Friday, June 13, 2014

Foul or Folly?

As the ball came in, he felt a slight nudge, and a sly idea popped into his mind.

As he went down dramatically, the whistle blew and the card rose into the air.

The men in red and white protested as he feigned pain in his ankle.

Yellow triumphed.

Master-class acting or just bad refereeing?

This is written on the disputed penalty decision by the Japanese referee in the opening game of FIFA World Cup 2014.

Photo Credits: Goal.com

10 comments:

  1. It was not a penalty, and the penalty somewhat robbed the match away from Croatia.
    Brazil were good, but had it not been given a penalty, who knows!

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    1. Yes that's very true..the Spain penalty decision was also somewhat shaky...
      But then, humans do make mistakes..and in the WC, the pressure gets to the referees as well..

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  2. That penalty decision sucked, for sure.

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    1. Yep it did for sure...
      Keep visiting..!!

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  3. I think it was a judgement call. Croatian player did hold shoulder of Brazilian player. Brazil carries certain weight in the world soccer like Australia does in cricket. As a result they get some leeway. Never mind the goal Brazil would have won anyway.

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    1. It wasn't that firm a touch to deserve a penalty Sir...
      Could be that the decision would have affected the result...none can predict football till the last moment..:)

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  4. seriously?? you don't even spare football :P see i made such a short comment that i am really too shocked to believe that i commented this.. hoye le :P

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    1. I'm more shocked by this small comment :P :P
      And I don't leave anything in writing...sab likhta hun :P ;) #iykwim :P

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  5. It promises to be an exciting tournament in the knock out stages. A dream line up will mean Germany, Brazil, The Netherlands and Argentina in the semi finals. Read my take at Football World Cup 2014 Knockouts.

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  6. It promises to be an exciting tournament in the knock out stages. A dream line up will mean Germany, Brazil, The Netherlands and Argentina in the semi finals. Read my take at Football World Cup 2014 Knockouts.

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