By Ollie Irish
Something for your lunchbreak: every goal scored at the 2010 World Cup.
What struck me is the amount of – er, how to say this – SHIT goals. Like, a lot of close-range rubbish, especially tap-ins after goalkeeping errors. Nice one, Jabulani.
There were a few crackers in there though. My favs, in chronological order:
Siphewe Tshabalala v Mexico – the first goal of the tournament, a lovely counter-attack with a superb finish.
Lukas Podolski v Australia – boom!
Maicon v North Korea – who cares if he meant it, it was spectacular.
Elano v North Korea – wonderful pass by Robinho, cool finish by the former Man City midfielder.
Diego Forlan v South Africa – his first against the hosts, a vicious looping semi-lob.
Valter Birsa v USA – brilliant curling strike by the Slovenian.
Mesut Ozil v Ghana – see Birsa.
Fabio Quagliarella v Slovakia – gorgeous chip. Shame he wasn’t picked earlier by Lippi.
Carlos Tevez v Mexico – his second goal, a brutal shot.
Arne Friedrich v Argentina – lovely assist.
Gio van Bronckhorst v Uruguay – the best goal of the tournament, a long-range screamer.
Diego Forlan v Germany – instinctive finish as he was falling.