At last, a game I want to see after work (US vs. Portugal)!
Yesterday was a shocker, and that’s becoming the norm. Iran held Argentina to a draw, until, in about the 92nd minute, Messi came through with a beautiful goal to win for Argentina. And Ghana held mighty Deutschland to a draw, 2-2. I watched half of the Argentina/Iran game (the last half, thank Ceiling Cat), and about the last 20 minutes of the Ghana/Germany game. I was much impressed with Ghana; they fought like tigers and were skillful passers. It was an exciting and fast-paced game—at least the part I saw.
Here’s today’s schedule:
Thanks to goddam FIFA, I can’t find any video of the four goals in the Germany/Ghana game, though I had one up last night. It was pulled. You can see the highlights here.
This is the best video I can find (damn FIFA!) of Messi’s last-minute goal, but it’s a good one: one side-step around a defender and then a powerful kick from a distance into the corner of the net. The goal occurs in the first 10 seconds, and you needn’t watch the rest.
Here’s today’s animated Google Doodle; click on the screenshot to see if the keeper makes a save: