The first two World Cup games this morning were both draws, 1–1 between Slovakia and New Zealand, and 0–0 between Portugal and the Ivory Coast, but you'd have to be awfully determined not to like soccer not to have enjoyed both of them immensely. The endings of both matches were thrilling. In the first game, Winston Reid, who's actually a citizen of Denmark, scored an equalizer goal in the 92nd minute to give New Zealand (generally considered the worst team in the Cup) a tie with Slovakia. Then, in the second game (the first in the Group of Death), Ivory Coast just missed a goal from injured star Drogba in stoppage time, keeping the game against Portugal scoreless. This afternoon's game, at 2:30 p.m., is highly unlikely to be a draw: It's co-tournament favorite Brazil against North Korea. Yes, that North Korea, the mystery team from the mystery country.
Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
- 1. The Highs and Lows of The Sound of Music Live
- 2. All My Exes Live in Texts: Why the Social Media Generation Never Really Breaks Up
- 3. Joe Jonas: My Life As a Jonas Brother
- 4. 30 of the Best Ponytails in History
- 5. The Whispered Attacks That Could Sink This Year's Oscar Contenders
- 6. Gilmore Girls Alumni: Where Are They Now?
- 7. American Horror Story’s Taissa Farmiga on Threesomes, Zombies, and Paris Hilton’s Closet
- 8. 17 Awesome and Inspiring Facts About Nelson Mandela
- 9. Shonda Rhimes Talks Scandal’s Brutal Season 3 and the Issue of Likability