Wow. That was a pretty good game, right? The Confederations Cup consolation match between Italy and Uruguay was a meaningless game in a meaningless tournament, and it wasn't supposed to do anything more than whet our appetite ahead of tonight's final between Brazil and Spain.
This match is insane. Uruguay trailed Italy 2-1 following a beautiful Alessandro Diamanti goal in the 73rd minute, but Edinson Cavani had the opportunity to equalize five short minutes later from another free kick. The striker did not disappoint. »
Italy is taking on Uruguay in the Confederations Cup third-place match, and so far, the first half has been absolutely hectic. Both sides are getting forward with some of the world's best strikers running at tired defenders, and there have been plenty of chances. So it's strange that the first goal came on an absolute… »
During stoppage time — in overtime, no less — Uruguay's Luis Suarez was left with no choice but to commit a handball violation. Asamoah Gyan, who had made two PKs during the World Cup already, took it. He missed. »
No more ties! No more ties! No more ties! Uruguay and the Good Korea are on the undercard today, and there's a good chance we get a game that ends on penalty kicks. Watch, dance, and LARP in the comments below. »
We have simultaneous games today. Can France get its shit together against the host nation? Can Mexico grab a point to move onto the next round? Toggle back and forth and comment below. »
So, these two both played to draws in their respective first games. Uruguay shamed France, but "Bafana Bafana" is really fun to write, so let's root for them. »