Friday, June 18
'Stadium guards shot' is the main headline of the Cape Times today. The local police opened fire on workers who were demonstrating against poor conditions and not getting paid yesterday here in Cape Town. The same thing happened in Durban. FIFA are making billions out of this tournament. It is an absolute disgrace when the local workers are not paid the few rands they have been promised for helping ensure the tournament runs smoothly. Sort it out FIFA!
Thursday, June 3
You have got to feel sorry for the North Koreans...and question FIFA's jobworths.
The North Koreans decided to gamble on using just two keepers for the tournament and using the extra slot in their squad to include an additional striker.
Problem is, this breaks FIFA rules. Apparently, striker Kim Myong-Won must now spend his World Cup as his country's third striker.
Come on FIFA! Unless the naive North Koreans were purposely trying to cheat, you can forgive them for their mistake and allow them to add a third keeper.
If you don't, you will have half the football fans in the world wishing for the two North Korean first choice keepers to get injured and Myong-Won to be forced on as substitute, before making a series of outstanding saves that deny Portugal a place in the second round.