Monday, June 26, 2006

Socceroos Robbed

Referee Luis Medina Cantalejo single-handedly decided the Australia - Italy World Cup match today. No matter what sport it is this is outrageous. With literally seconds left in the match before 30 minutes of overtime Cantalejo called Australia for a foul in the penalty area which led to a penalty kick.

Francesco Totti sent a missile in to the upper left corner of the goal past the Aussie keeper (who had guessed right).

The problem: An awful call as Fabio Grosso dived to draw the penalty. The Italian team is notorious for diving. It was a clean play and the referee basically gave the match to Italy.

Let 'em play.

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