June 23, 2006

Ukraine 1, Tunisia 0: Andriy Shevchenko's penalty kick in the 70th minute sealed the game for the nation making its first appearance ever in a World Cup game, in what may have been the most tedious, dreadful 90 minutes so far. After having been exposed to this, I might have problems fathering children. The Carthage Eagles controlled the match, but had a man sent off just before the halftime on the worst call of the tournament.

This group was easily the worst of the tournament; the Ivory Coast, Czech Republic, U.S.A., Poland, Serbia, and possibly even Paraguay would have all qualified ahead of Ukraine had they been placed in this group, and the Ivory Coast would have undoubtedly won the group. FIFA definitely needs to do a better job seeding next time.

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