As we get ready for the first World Cup semi-final here’s some reading you may have missed in another threeandin web round-up.
Zonal Marking, as you would expect, provides a tactical analysis of tonight’s game.
Football 365 rates the commentators and pundits of the World Cup. I’m sure everyone has a view, I like their point about all the BBC commentators bar Jonathan Pearce sounding the same. I am not with them at all regarding Peter Drury and Clive Tyldsley, ITV’s cringeworthy, jingoistic pair.
I don’t understand the fuss over Cristiano Ronaldo’s fatherdom, no matter how bizarre it might be, people have kids all the time. Kickette made me laugh though. I can imagine Kaka saying 10 decades of the rosary at the very thought of such a thing.
In the wake of the current World Cup I’m sure we’ll get plenty of stories about the benefits, real and imagined, to South Africa. The brilliant Swiss Ramble has already touched on it and Pitch Invasion looks at the murky goings on for Australia’s 2022 bid.
Enough reading there to keep you going till kick off. Have at it!