Fucking Referees and FIFA. The game is being ruined. I didn't want to see the Italian defender Marco Materazzi sent off, and then the penalty. How can this go on, the game is being ruined by bloody Sepp Blatter and FIFA, shitty refereeing decisions, and not good football.
It seems to be all about how impressive a referee can be with the whistle, and not credit for letting things go, and letting the game flow.
It's encouraging players to dive.
And bad language by me, I should be sent off!!
Credit to Italy. They played well with 11 men and 10 men.
Australia also played well, but missed the zip of Harry Kewell to take it to the Italians.
If the Aussies were trying to cross the ball so much then surely they needed the tall Kennedy.
It's tragic to see Australia go out that way, but the Italians deserve some luck after the weird refereeing in their game against South Korea 4 years ago.