>>Wasn't that "event" at the end of the Italy/Croatia game weird?
Yes. That linesman better never go near Italy (he disallowed two goals). Is there a rule in soccer that the ball has to be touched in the attacking half?
Some of the umpiring has been very inconsistent. Turkey (after the Rivaldo incident) asked for their umpire to be changed but he umpired their game anyway.
I like Spain from the form I have seen. Good on Japan for winning their first WC game.
The TV coverage is good here except the matches start before I get home from work. The popular ones are unfortunately on comercial TV not the govt TV (no ads).