Friday, July 2, 2010

Dirty fellows

While following Brazil vs Netherlands on (well, there was a television set, but I love following soccer, just like cricket, on the internet along with television, especially when there's work to do) I came across something very curious:

Ten of the eleven Dutch players in the starting line-up had a yellow dot next to their names. Which meant that a single yellow card in this (or a subsequent) match would mean they'd be out next match.

And then, in the 14th minute, the only remaining player (Heitinga) was booked. What was true for ten players was now applicable for all eleven of them. Must be a stunning feat.


PS: Brazil leads 1-0 at half-time. Any soccer match that Brazil wins is a good match, by definition.


Edit (next morning): Grrrrrrr.


  1. apropos of your "PS", does the reverse follow? in other words, was the match not good?