And Tunisia just earned a draw from Denmark
underlying them developing--- defense. Solid, unwavering commitment to defending seems to be emerging so far. If you arent fully committed to defending, its gonna cost you.
Good matches so far. Certainly takes the sting out of our Draw with Wales yesterday.
A toe I would understand. But half a shoulder?agreed.
They simply are "micromanaging" the calls based on a toe.
So I tell my son (huge Messi fan) about the offsides and his reaction was are you kidding meA toe I would understand. But half a shoulder?
The 2nd goal that was voided, the graph showed the entirety of the Messi's body behind the defender but for half a shoulder, and only because Messi was leaning forward while the defender was standing straight. Messi's entire lower body was at least a yard behind the defender's feet. That was not offsides.
And that business of not calling the offside the moment is seen by the linesman...
I only started watching at the end when SA was REALLY packing it in and I could have sworn there were too many men on the field - it was 2 separate walls of green kitsI had it on while I was working this morning. Argentina were dominating the possession and chances, but Saudi Arabia were pretty solid defensively and did a great job keeping a high line and playing Argentina offside (although as usual you can argue about just how offside they were). I think Argentina had three goals ruled out through that alone.
So my impression - although granted I wasn't giving it my full attention - was that I didn't think Argentina were particularly poor so much as Saudi Arabia were well-prepared and did what they needed to do.
It makes that group intriguing. I think Argentina still have a good shot at qualifying, but I'll be interested to see how Saudi Arabia do against Mexico and Poland.