Sunday, June 13, 2010

South Africa 2010: First African Win

It's a gorgeous day in Northwest Vermont. I watched some soccer but also got out some to enjoy the day: we went out shopping for a bit, ate lunch out on our deck, had a beer with some friends on their deck. Good times!

There was some soccer, too. It was good to see Africa get its first win today with Ghana's 1-0 victory over Serbia. The Ghanians should feel pretty good about their odds of advancing at this point. They should beat Australia, though perhaps not as soundly as Germany did. That should be enough to get them through, regardless of how they fair against the Germans themselves.

Algeria, on the other hand, doesn't look so promising. They lost to the weakest of their three group-mates today in Slovenia. Ghezzal's handball and subsequent red card gave me the opportunity to teach my daughter what the word boneheaded means. It was nice to see Zidane in the stands, though, supporting his ancestral land.

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