Posts tagged: USA

Online hatred for Mali’s Koman Coulibaly

Ah, the internet… What’s not to love? The USA-Slovenia match ended less than half an hour ago. Koman Coulibaly, the Malian referee, didn’t have the greatest of games culminating in his decision to disallow a perfectly good winning goal for the Americans. Here’s a selection of the new entries made to Coulibaly’s Wikipedia page: “If [...]

Friday June 18th, 2010 in , , , , , | 3 Comments »

It’s official: South Africa are the worst World Cup hosts ever

The new Fifa World Rankings are out and they don’t make pretty reading for South Africa. Bafana Bafana are ranked 88th, having fallen seven places following this month’s 1-1 draw with Namibia (a team with a school teacher at left back). No host nation has ever failed to reach the second round but South Africa [...]

Wednesday March 31st, 2010 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Africa Cup of Nations: What we’ve learnt so far

The favourites could be knocked out in the first round Ivory Coast are in trouble. Togo’s disqualification/withdrawal (see below) has left Group B with just three teams. Ivory Coast, the tournament favourites, drew their opening match with Burkina Faso meaning they need to beat Ghana tomorrow to guarantee a place in the quarter-finals. Anything less [...]