With refs like these...
Who needs to even play?
At first, it seemed upsetting, but not completely terrible.
Then it seemed really bad, but maybe it's just the world's against us type issues.
Now it's official: the refs are completely rooning this World Cup.
I didn't disagree with the refs needing to buckle down a little more and call some of these penalties. But they're calling hair-thin fouls. There's a fine line between rough play and fouls, and, granted, they'll get a few they shouldn't call wrong, but this many? And worse, at critical junctures in the game? They need to be more blatant.
The foul against the US in the Ghana match? The Australia call to end the game? Both bogus. And that Portugal-Netherlands match? Even the FIFA president was upset about it. So FIFA, whatcha gonna do? The world is watching and these refs are making all results almost illegitimate. What now?
One more article from across the pond.