-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

World Cup 2010: The "Act" of Murder

Jun 15, 2010

It was the first time you heard complete silence at the World Cup. The vuvuzela horn, which had previously been a non-stopping sound of South Africa, had stopped. And you could have guessed someone had been murdered on the soccer field to stun the fans… and quite frankly it was murder… murder of the Bafana Bafana.


The Shameful Soccer Scene

He's Acting!He's Acting!

South Africa, known as team Bafana Bafana, fell victim to one of the most disgusting plays in soccer… a dive by a Uruguayan player inside the penalty area. Inside the 18-yard-box, the goaltender for South Africa Itumeleng Khune reaches with his leg to stop Luis Suarez who trips over Itumeleng’s toe. But if you watch this play in slow-motion replay, it’s easy to see that Luis had made up his mind before even being touched that he was going to fall down and pretend to be hurt.


The dive allowed referee to call a penalty shot, and much worse, a red card for Itumeleng because of Luis’ position of being right in front of a wide open net… and a sure goal. The penalty shot was taken by Diego Forlan who made no mistake. The goal silenced the home crowd who looked stunned in the cold South African winter. But it couldn’t be a more bitter situation as their team was now down a player and behind by two goals.


Silence in the StandsSilence in the Stands

Supporting the Sneakiness

What is even more disgusting is that everyone, broadcasters, critics, players, are all saying that even though it is obvious that Luis dove and acted hurt to persuade the referee to make the call… it was a penalty. No one is talking about giving Luis a penalty for the dive.


Contagious Diving Disease

And if you thought it couldn’t get worse… it did. South Africa, down to 10 players with 10 minutes left in the game, had a chance to score. Bafana Bafana player Siboniso Gaxa had the ball inside the Uruguayan box, and made an obvious dive to draw a penalty shot. Diving is contagious. If Uruaguay profits from a dive, then South Africa abandons their honest game plan to join in on the dishonesty.


Cheaters Never Prosper???

Proud or PretendingProud or Pretending

Uruguay ended up winning the game 3-0. They were the better team with more skill and talent, but the dive by Luis demonstrated that even the most skilled teams cheat to win. This type of cheating is nothing new in soccer. How will it ever stop? Is it possible? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below?


Related Stories:
2 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_w micro
Almost all the countries have now played their first game of the World Cup in South Africa. There...
Micro_soccer_micro
The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 11. To get in the soccer spirit, we’re counting down th...
Micro_d micro
Soccer players… what’s up with them? They play hard, they play fast, they play tough, they have t...
F1149722805718

Are You Watching The World Cup?

  • For sure - I'm a soccer fanatic.
  • I'll watch the final game, but that's about all.
  • No, I'd rather play soccer outside.
  • No - I'd rather watch baseball or the NBA Finals.

Sports In The Forums

drowning
drowning posted in Xtreme Sports:
Strength depends on personal build and health. Not gender.
reply 4 days
M702H
M702H posted in Basketball:
Talk about your experiences on your journey to making it to the NBA if you share this dream, and how it is coming along from the beginning to now. I can offer some advice to help along the way whether it be effective workouts or how to excel in your school's basketball team.
reply 4 days
Taidoku
I do dabbing and like to toast bread. 4 time MVP all star dabber, named to the USA dabbing national team. I also toast some mean bread and have 100 Michelin Stars. I also play cricket on a horse, water polo on jellyfish, and do underwater hockey. Nothing too big
reply 7 days
unicornsrule626
[quote="rainbowpoptart "]um.. does getting out of bed count as a sport? OMG I DIED READING THIS  [s:p/1koo] [s:p/1koo]
reply 8 days
rainbowpoptart
um.. does getting out of bed count as a sport?
reply 8 days