Obama says he will travel to SA if the US make the final.

Well, it’s a bit far-fetched for the U.S. to make the final of the World Cup. But it’s a fact that the US have been a proud team everytime they’ve hit  the pitch in a major tournament. Overrated by the biased American media, and underrated by the rest of the World, the U.S. played a fantastic game tonight as the underdogs against England in a 1-1 draw.

The game started off with Steven Gerrard taking advantage of a  nice through pass from Emile Heskey to slot it home after just three minutes.

The match continued with both teams playing conservative. Although neither team really threatened much in the first half, it was clear that England was the superior and more organized team. If  there was ever a known weakness in this English side however, it’s the goalkeeper situation. English goalie Robert Green made a criminal mistake letting in a very ‘saveable’ tamed shot by Clint Dempsey with about 10 minutes to go in the first half.

The game ended 1-1, with both teams missing criminal chances to win the game.

Former European Champions Greece were beaten quite convincingly by a confident South Korean side 2-0. The stadium contained quite a number of empty seats which apparently is being investigated by FIFA as the game was officially sold out. Conspiracy?

In the other game today, a rather disappointing and uninspiring Argentina side took care of business by beating Nigeria 1-0 in a very annoying game (sound/crowd wise) filled with vuvuzelas. Maradona was celebrating like mad after the game; but his celebrations will come short if Argentina don’t pick it up against the stronger sides.

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