> Question about officiating in the WYC championship game [R]

Discussion in 'Africa' started by loublaze, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. loublaze

    loublaze Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Smyrna, GA, USA
    A great game of football was spoiled by some of the most disgusting officiating i've seen since England-Cameroon in 1990 WC. Argentina played the counter attack game, putting all thier players behind the ball and serving the pacy and tricky but also great diver Messi. Nigeria played with unrivaled flair, controlled the flow of the game and displayed amazing trickery even Brazil would be proud of. Shirt ten, the captain Isaac looks like the next Okocha and the left back shirt three from Monaco Taiwo is a brilliant defender. They recieved four harsh yellow cards and Argentina got away with dirty football. Nigeria had two clear penalty appeals rejected. It was like watching the FA cup final 05/06 with United dominating and failing to score...the only difference Argentina's 12th player on the pitch

    GCSOCCER19 New Member

    Feb 10, 2003
    North Carolina
    Re: > Nigeria Robbed

    Umm...what game were you watching??? yes there was definetly some diving on argentina's part and I believe the ref handed out a card because of it....but both penaltys argentina recieved were well earned, both times the defender from Nigeria hacked down the argentine player for no reason

    On the first penalty Messi was at the corner of the 18 close to the goal line a solid 15 yds from goal, with his back to goal!!! why do you dive in on the ball and clip the legs of the player when he has no position??? bad choice by the defender....Pk was deserved

    On the second penalty Aurreo, whoever the sub was that drew the Pk, made a great couple deeks and moves and got the ball to the outside of the back towards the goal line to setup a service it looked like...defender blatantly left his leg out clipping the player.....was it a hard clip that would have caused him to go down the way he did?? no probably not, it was definetly a little soft and im sure the argentine player knew it and embelished it a little bit, but the defender blatantly clipped the player and impeded his progress to the ball....therefore Pk, well deserved and right call....

    Otherwise Nigeria was fantastic! Great attacking football, and the attacking midfielder they have is pure class, no wonder Chelsea, ManUre, and a couple others are battling for his signature....

    And Messi is a hand-full!! smart intelligent player who makes good runs off the ball, he will be a great player in the future....
  3. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    Re: > Question about officiating in the WQYC championship game [R]

    Thread title changed to delete spoiler
  4. miky

    miky Member

    Dec 24, 2003
    the ref was too harsh,those defenders were unexperienced any were anxious,the penalty given is not the question is the penalty not given to nigeria.
  5. Saukrates

    Saukrates Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    Nigeria came to play, Argentina came to win,that was the difference.
  6. loublaze

    loublaze Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Smyrna, GA, USA

    Thats why most sport these days is full of ****************. Thank god the world champions are a team that still values the roots of true entertaining value for-your money football. Argentina and the ref can go to bloody hell for all I care
  7. megapro

    megapro New Member

    May 18, 2005
    Argentina was by far the best team of the tournament and almost as good as the victorious team in 2001. To beat columbia, spain and brazil is added confirmation.
    One can argue about a penalty that was not awarded for years to come but it did not ultimately affect the outcome.
    The argentines planned before the game to get passes into the penalty area and hope for (provoke?) penalties - depending on how you like to see it, like in the 1996 olympics finals against -nigeria. The referee perhaps should know that it was not his best performance nevertheless. but who`s perfect?
    I see a rematch of this finals in beinjin 2008.
    messi was the star act. but like saviola, his game could flourish in such age limit tournaments but in the senior stage, size could count against them. John mikel obi, although confined by his coach to a defensive central midfield role (cos of 2 wingers) showed the whole world why mourinho called him pure gold and manu are fighting with all thier might for him. expect to hear more from both lads in the nearest future.

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