June 16, 2006

Argentina 6, Serbia-Montenegro 0: In what may be a preview of tomorrow's game against Italy, Argentina showed why they are being considered the co-favorites to win the World Cup in routing their hapless Balkan foes. Two players considered to be the future of the sport, Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez, scored the first of what may be several World Cup goals to punctuate the victory. The Serbians fell behind early, and quit; hearing Claudio Reyna being interviewed this morning, talking about the need to play "cautiously" and "carefully" against the Italians, I fear the U.S. may be in for a similar treat tomorrow.

Throughout the game, one couldn't help but notice that one of the few S&M players to attract attention was their team captain, Savo Milosevic. Are Milosevics as ubiquitous in Serbia as Smiths or Johnsons? If not, don't you think it might have been worthwhile if one of the ESPN announcers had mentioned whether the player was in some way related to the late dictator? We still have troops in that region, in large part because of Slobodan Milosevic; if Saadi Ghadaffi were playing, would they bother mentioning who his dad is?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Italy has never scored like that. They're too conservative.

I feel sorry for the Ivory Coast. They would have advanced in other groups.