World Cup Refereeing Blunders Cause Outcry

Published June 28, 2010 by OCR Editor

World Cup Refereeing Blunders Cause Outcry

A lost goal each leaves sour taste for England and Mexico. How to bet right with the uncertainty of the World Cup?

The England vs Germany match started out a passionate affair with Germany going two goals up within 32 minutes. The English found some 'Three Lions' spirit and started a fight back, getting a goal in the 37th minute. Within a minute of Upson's goal Lampard appeared to have scored a scorcher but the referee decreed it had not crossed the line, although the replay clearly showed it should have been the equalizer.

From that moment, aside from periods of possession and attempts on goal, England's spirit gradually waned and the Germans smelled victory, being particularly successful on counter attacks, with Muller getting two goals in three minutes. The 4-1 score line belied some brave attempts by a deflated England but at the end of the day German efficiency won the game and England departed broken hearted..

The first goal in the Mexico vs Argentina game was also controversial, seemingly delivered from an offside position but still awarded by the ref. Two other Argentinian goals followed, one following a defensive error. The Mexicans got a consolation goal at the end but it was too little too late. There were some good goals in this match but the refereeing blunders in both of today's matches are what will make the back page headlines.

Argentina now meet Germany in the quarter finals. You can already bet on the outcome at Titan Bet and even get £10 free with your first deposit and first wager. It can be a winner and so can you!

Making History

The Netherlands enter their showdown with Slovakia feeling confident after scoring maximum points in Group E. On the other hand, Slovakia are still high after defeating Italy and will want to prove themselves as 'giant killers' again.

Brazil may not have samba'd their way through to qualification in terms of style but they do gain credit for having had an unbeaten run so far. Chile have played some great football to date and in the words of defender Mauricio Isla, "They (Brazil) are favorites, but we want to change history."

Better Bets at Betfair

Betfair sports book have got some great World Cup deals on offer. UK players can win a free £5 for the duration of the World Cup just for trying their hand at poker. In addition there is a handsome £100,000 being given away in the Fan vs Fan League and daily Mega Minute promotions.

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