> >What was so bad about the referee?
> >4 players each yellow carded
> >Totti sent off, but we all agree its a 50/50 and if ref sees dive, he has
> >offside was close, but not the refs call
> >fouls given both ways
> >shirt pull for pen was clear, vieri scored so his shirt pulled didnt
> >i think the only thing i saw that didnt seem right was the korean guy
> >elbowing del piero when the ball was dead.
> >i guess i was so wrapped up in the match i didnt take so much notice of
> >ref, other than his comedy expressions!!!!
> >also, since i was neutral i didnt worry too much about things
> I generally feel the same way. I thought Totti should have been given
> the benefit of the doubt though. The way I saw it, the Korean
> defender won the ball cleanly and his foot touched Totti's ankle (I
> think it was). That may or may not have tripped him up. One thing's
> for sure, Totti wasn't intentionally taken down. He may or may not
> have dived. Under the circumstances (close game, extra period, World
> Cup), the ref should have just called play on. Of course, then Italy
> would be ***ing about a missed penalty call.
> If Italy had been called every time they grabbed a shirt or threw an
> elbow on a header, they would have had a lot more players sent off.
> Get over it, Italy! All the post-game whining cheapens their effort
> in the penalty period -- which I thought was generally commendable.
> Joe Murphy
I felt the offside was close, and unfortunate that its happened 4 times, but
that happens to all teams a lot more than you think, the red card maybe was
harsh but would it have changed anything?
I think Italy was unlucky, even if it made many problems itself, and Korea
showed great balls to keep at it after missing the early pen and going 1-0
but I just wondered if there were other incidents I had missed with the ref
that really caused the result.
I mean, shit, Vieri, how did he miss that !!!!!
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