About John Kurtz
I am so sorry that I am late blogging here but I have been totally immersed in the World Cup. I just finished watching the Germany/Australia game and what a game that was! I think we have seen our second strong performance from a team, the first being South Africa and now Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft. Bravo to both the South Africans and the Germans!
Well of course anyone reading this is now well aware of what happened Friday morning with the strong and exciting game that South Africa had. They could have beat Mexico, and El Tri is a world-class team. I think that the South Africans thought they cleared the ball and allowed three Mexicans right up close to score their only goal. Other than that, and the late chance that the South Africans failed to capitalize on, we would have won.
The man of the match is the South African goal keeper, Itumeleng Khune. That guy is world class and I wouldn't be surprised to see him in Europe next year! With a keeper like Khune you can go far.
I was happy to see France and Uruguay tie and now we move on to what I consider an easier match. In my opinion both Uruguay and then France are one-trick ponies, with only one outstanding player each. For Uruguay, it's Diego Forlan and France has Franck Ribery. (I know we could talk about others such as Henry but in my opinion these two are the only ones showing any signs of life.)
South Africa now has the magic. This is what a team needs in this tournament . You have to remember that none of these countries play together regularly like a club would, so you really need to have that feeling and drive to mold the men together quickly. Having the home field advantage has been great and there is a good vibe going through the country and the continent. It may be Africa's time.
I hope you can see the attachment that I have included and it works for you. It is an excellent schedule of the games and venues and it helps in a second to see all of the details.