If anyone wants to know what I think, bad football was played today in Jo’Burg, between two teams that did not show World Cup final flare. Nothing impressive, no brilliant moves, an incredible number of bad kicks and missed opportunities, too much pushing, pulling and falling, too much acting, too much pretending, and very questionable arbitration.

I’d say the referee did a pitiful job at controlling the field and preventing fouls, and showed poor judgment first handing out a mere yellow card for a foot smacked right into a chest and later a brutal red one for a fault that did not even really show contact when replayed in slow motion, but which changed the outcome of the match.

Like in a cheap video game, Spain won after close to 120 minutes of poor gameplay, that’s all. Shame. Yawn.