69 min And there’s Cavani over these two yards, Valverde’s ball swinging into him so he can take it away from his man and across the nook together with his first contact, however his second, a shot, is effectively blocked by Minjae.
68 min “Your brining recipe/suggestion is especially acceptable right now,” says Matt Burtz, “as it’s Thanksgiving right here within the USA (although ideally the brining would have occurred yesterday). It’s modern these days to profess one’s dislike for turkey, however I find it irresistible.”
If ever a chook wanted a brining, it’s turkey. Pleased Thanskgiving all, and benefit from the varied types of ball you’re being served.
66 min I don’t completely get that change. Suarez is doing nowt, however the issue isn’t simply him, it’s that his group are struggling to get entangled. Cavani would possibly rating – he offers an aerial possibility, and a bit extra of a burst over two yards – however he’s not going to alter the stability of play.
64 min Minjae is down, having damage knee and ankle being rousted on the surface. I believe he’ll be fantastic to proceed, although, and Uruguay change Suarez with Cavani.
63 min Moonhwan down the fitting and he squares to Son, whose first contact its intelligent and virtually excellent. However the ball runs away from him, Uruguay go throughout the again 4, and Godin drill an excellent ball out to Nunez down the left. He skirts round Minjae, runs alongside the by-line, and appears as much as see Suarez within the center, then opts to go alone with no angle, and, with Yunggwon blocking him off, no hope of 1. However he tries a shot anyway, and Seunggyu saves as Nunez knew he would. Unusual behaviour, unusual participant.
61 min One set of followers are singing the Eurovision theme, I’m unsure why. Ode to Pleasure was Tony Blair’s favorite track, when he was on Radio 4. When he was on Radio 1, it was Sympathy for the Satan.
60 min Uruguay are actually struggling to get their higher gamers on the ball in good areas. They in all probability must take away Suarez and get one other midfielder on, however they’re truly making ready Edinson Cavani, who’s returned from his sabbatical within the Peak District.
58 min “All this discuss of flags and nobody has talked about Sicily!” exclaims Pete Salmon. “A Medusa with three legs and wings! Wheat! The crimson stands for Palermo and the yellow stands for Corleone. Actually all the pieces you want to learn about Sicily in a single rectangle.”
56 min Caceres shoves Son over then treads on his boot, so there’s a break whereas he’s handled. I’m unsure who’s directing the replays throughout this competitors, by the way, however I’m certain that they’re by no means of what I wish to see once more, once I wish to see it once more. Caceres is booked.
54 min Wooyoung slides in on Nnuez, introducing studs to ankle, however with out attracting a card. The free-kick is pumped in the direction of the field and Pellistri jinks throughout a problem, permitting Bentancur, on the burst, to take it off him and ram a shot from the sting that Minjae blocks very well.
53 min Korea need a penalty for shove by Bentancur as that punch was disbursed, however there was nowhere close to sufficient in that, and to stress the purpose, he escapes the field with some pretty footwork.
52 min Outswinger from Son, 83 males up on the close to put up, and the ball goes throughout the face of purpose the place Rochet punches clear.
52 min Sangho goes at Olivera once more and forces a nook with a cross that’s blocked behind.
51 min Jinsu finds Son, who isolates Gimenez and appears to skirt round him; if he can, he’ll have a shot on. However Gimemez doesn’t fall for the feint and occasions his problem to perfection; he’s enjoying fantastically right here.
50 min The crushed filling in a Suarez-Wooyong sarnie, Jinsu will get a bang on the swede, however he’ll be fantastic.
48 min Uijo runs throughout the face of the field, so Gimenez completely flattens him with a really fantastic sort out. I’m having fun with the way in which the refs are letting the video games run right here – we are able to err on the facet of laxity in relation to permitting challenges that win the ball.
48 min Son pulls left and tries to twinkletoe Caceres, who’s having no such factor.
47 min If this sport is a draw, this group will get very fascinating, and already I’m questioning if we’d see all 4 sides concerned till the top.
46 min “The flag tierlist generator may undoubtedly be used for this:,” says Carwyn Morris. “There’s even a ‘neighborhood rank’ which places Brazil high and South Korea within the S tier together with. .. the UK?! Clearly some patriotic checklist makers right here.”
46 min We go once more…
Our gamers have returned.
Catastrophe strikes! “Korea has run out of take out fried hen!” laments Richard Prasad. “Can’t discover anyplace that’s taking orders … a minimum of there’s nonetheless beer. World Cups previous, when Ji-Sung Park was Korea’s talisman, after we listened to Korean commentary each time they’d say his identify we’d drink. Bought messy. Now listening to him on commentary. And consuming at any time when they are saying Heung-min Son’s identify.”
How is Park’s commentary? His comfortable trio with Tevez and Evra was one among my favorite issues about 00s soccer.
Oh sure, Paul Haynes sends us the flag of Zheleznogorsk.
Half-time e mail: “In case you’re not already accustomed to it, you must search out the flag for the state of Maryland,” says John Powers. “It’s loud, it’s obnoxious, they usually show it in every single place…”
Half-time studying: Brian McClair, snot rockets, and timekeeping in soccer.
One other enjoyable sport – the one added minute tells us there’s a tempo – with no objectives, however I really feel fairly certain we’ll get a minimum of one sooner or later.
45 min There’ll be one added minute.
45 minNunez is up entrance now, which is sensible – he’s wasted on the wing and Suarez is now not the one-man forward-line he was. And Nunez runs at Inbeom, who stretches out to ensure the foul is appropriately adminstered. Uruguay make nothing of the free-kick.
44 min The nook is a good one and Godin turns it into an excellent one, leaping with the fury you count on to ship a mighty header that clatters the bottom of the far put up! Oh man, that was critical behaviour! However Uruguay should make do with an additional nook, that involves nowt.
43 min Uruguay counter with Valverde, who finds Pellistri, and he crosses for Suarez, however Youngghwon sticks the ball behind.
41 min “Indignant Welshman right here,” says Matthew Fry. “e have the perfect flag, it has a dragon on it. I’d additionally put ahead the flags of the counties of Liberia, they’ve an actual ‘took me ten minutes on MS paint’ sort of appeal. I believe Maryland county is my favorite.
40 min Jaeusung makes run at inside-right, he seems to cross … and Godin is there to clear.
39 min Extra Korea possession, then Inbeom decides he’s having a dig from 30, clouting the again stanchion.
38 min Uruguay probe, however Korea’s defensive spacing is admittedly good and Vecnino finally passes into contact. To date, they’ve solely created through Gimenez’s lengthy passes – they’ve acquired to get the ball out to Pellistri, who’s had little or no of it thus far.
36 min Uruguay’s full-backs are giving their group an issue. They maintain getting caught both too slender or too vast, which additionally tells us that Korea’s vast gamers are transferring very well.
34 min Arrrrggghhh! Korea pin Uruguay inside their very own field and Moonhwan finds an incredible place down the fitting of the field, discovered by an incredible, snapped go from Inbeom. The cross is ideal, selecting out Uijo, who waits alone within the field; all he has to do is sweep into the far nook, however the eyes mild up, the top goes again and the ball goes excessive.
33 min “Sharing pleasure?” emails Matt Dony. “Richard Dawson’s new album, The Ruby Wire, is a factor of absolute magnificence. Late play for album of the 12 months. I can’t cease enjoying it. In additional related fields (and I’m conscious that I’m hardly the primary individual to make this level), is there a strike partnership with extra potential for chaos that’s Suarez and Nunez? The elegant, the ridiculous, all the pieces in between, a number of occasions a match.”
Go on then. I believe that is my single of the 12 months.
32 min South Korea get it vast with Jinsu, however his cross isn’t flat sufficient, so Sangho has no probability of profitable it within the air towards Caceres.
Good beer there too.
31 min South Korea maintain it for a bit, recognising the stability of play has switched towards them.
29 min “Weighing in on the flag discuss,” says Jack Ball, the dearth of affection for the Seychelles attractive flag is troubling. To spherical out the highest 5, Barbados, Brazil, Kenya, Bhutan. Backside of the pile, Nepal. Get that double triangle flag outta right here!”
I agree on Seychelles and Brazil, although respect Nepal for attempting one thing completely different. I want I may seize pics of all of them, however there’s a sport occurring, I believe. I do, robust, heartily advocate the youngsters’ placemats with a map of the world on one facet and flags of the world on the opposite.
27 min Ohhhhhh maaaaate! Olivera takes it off Bentnacur to guide a Uruguayan counter, they usually’ve a person over! It’s Darwin Nunez! However with a lot area and time to measure the go, Olivera loses the run of himself, overhitting his go when there was a lot margin of error to stay his mate in on the goalie.
26 min First flash of great Son. He veers in off the left, completely diddles Olivera, and curls in the direction of the far put up, however Godin is there to move clear.
25 min He goals for Gimenez, a phalanx of our bodies leap, and a defender’s head flicks behind for a nook that involves nowt.
24 min Uruguay are beginning to assert themselves, Valverde to the fore. He’s grabbed across the neck, however Wooyoung I believe, and can now stick the free-kick into the field from 40 yards out….
23 min “With all due respect for the ache your spouse had gone by throughout WC 2010,” says Admir Pajic, “can we put the entire ‘Suarez robbed Ghana’ narrative into the bin? Suarez made an expert foul to stop a transparent purpose. He didn’t injure anybody. He didn’t even chunk anybody! He didn’t get away with it – he acquired a crimson card that compelled him to sit down by the World Cup semifinal match v Netherlands. The ref made an accurate name to offer a penalty to Ghana. Asamoah Gyan missed it however even that wasn’t the top for Ghana as they’d an opportunity to win the penalty shoot-out. They didn’t. Maradona v England in 1986, referee Byron Moreno v Italy in 2002 and referee Peter O’Leary v Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2014 acquired away with out punishment. Suarez served his time.”
I agree. The sport tells you what occurs if you happen to do sure issues, Suarez did one among them, and Ghana couldn’t punish him.
22 min Higher from Uruguay, one other pretty go from Gimenez, this outing to the fitting, permitting Pellistri to cushion a cross that Nunez, operating, leaping and buffeting can’t fairly join with. Suarez turns the ball again in, however Korea clear.
19 min However then, out of nowhere, Jimenez unfurls an excellent go from midway to field, Valverde leaping to manage. However as he tries to regulate his physique advert discover a taking pictures lane a defender intervenes and the ball goes behind. That ought to’ve been a nook, however Clement appraises a goalkick.
18 min Korea are stretching the play very well right here, and once more Sangho retains the width down the fitting they usually discover him. He can’t then discover a respectable cross, however his facet are presently the higher one.
17 min One other good change, this time to the left, sees Jinsu powering ahead from left-back – Pellistri is sluggish to observe – however a poor first contact means he can’t wrap foot round cross earlier than ball races behind.
15 min “Contradictory names,” says Eanna Mac Craith. “Finest needs to be Dennis Sensible?”
I truly meant first and surname, as in Clement Turpin, however identify and individual? I take pleasure in Mark Noble, however Felipe Melo is my favorite.
13 min Son chucks a lollipop at Pellistri, so Caceres extends a thigh for him to leap over, with no foul given. Uruguay then race ahead, Suarez lofting a go from left to centre for the onrushing Vecino, however it’s coming over his shoulder and he can’t management, so Seunggyu collects simply sufficient.
11 min Uruguay is in my top-five flags,” says Steve Brennan. “Solely bettered by France, the Most Serene Republic of Venice, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast and the Isle of Man.”
Mine, off the highest of my head: Uganda, Macedonia, Colombia, Italy, Ghana.
10 min A critical problem from Valverde units Uruguay away, however they’ll’t take advantage of a throw deep contained in the Korea half and instantly Korea spring. They’ll’t make something of the chance, however they’ve not come to frustrate. Uruguay, in the meantime, aren’t enjoying the 4-4-2 I anticipated; Nunez is on the left, Pellistri on the fitting, and Valverde within the center.
8 min This time, Son goes low to the close to put up, a sort of Anderton for Sheringham effort, however once more Nunez is there to intercede.