Paraguay pulls it out against perennial chokers, Spain. Speaking of pulling out, let's not forget the extra motivation the Paraguayan players have: They each get to bang gorgeous Dallys Ferreira if they win the Cup. 1-0 Paraguay.
What an entertaining/insane second half. Two goats in the game for me: First is Cardozzo, who missed the biggest kick in Paraguayan soccer history. Second is Santa Cruz who has a wide open shot in the final minute off a rebound, and hits it straight into the keeper. Awful.
I tip my hat to Paraguay for playing a brilliant tactical game and nearly pulling it off. Congratulations to Spain. Please destroy germany.
while Nelson Valdez was in good position, Cardozo was offsides. he didn't touch the ball but he did make a play for it, influencing the reaction of the defense and goalkeeper.
it was a good call, imho.
A lot of weird calls though.
The Spanish penalty was weird. Having it rekicked (??) then on the 2nd try and stop, the goalie brings down a Spaniard that shoud've been another penalty. At that point the ref must've been saying "uhh, I can't whistle 4 penalties in minutes can I?"
Great news: I just read that, even though Paraguay did not win the World Cup, Larissa Riquelme will run naked through the streets of the Paraguayan capital as a show of thanks to the players. I love this chick. What a trooper.
From the Huffington Post:
Larissa Riquelme, the captivating lingerie model who enchanted soccer fans around the world with her enthusiastic support of the Paraguayan World Cup team, saw her pledge to run nude through the streets of Paraguay end in heartbreak when Spain defeated her favorite team in the quarterfinals last weekend.
The beautiful Paraguayan has good news for her eager fans who were disappointed by the loss. Riquelme says she will run naked through Asuncion, even though Paraguay did not win the World Cup. The curvy model says her nude run "will be a present to all of the players, and for all the people in Paraguay to enjoy."
An exact date for Riquelme's naked performance has not been announced, but in the meantime scroll down to see photos of Riquelme both before and during the World Cup.