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.