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Slovakia Kisses Its Sister

By Wyatt Earp | June 16, 2010

Slovakia had a terrific debut in the World Cup this morning, taking an early lead against New Zealand. Things were going swimmingly for the team, :

The hung heads, long faces and talk of “tragedy” did not point to a team who had just scored their first ever World Cup point. That was because Slovakia, appearing at the tournament for the first time as an independent country, had learned a harsh footballing lesson when they let New Zealand snatch an equalizer in the last minute of added time in Tuesday’s Group F match.

Both teams picked up their first ever point thanks to the 1-1 draw but the contrast in emotions was stark—New Zealand tore off their shirts as if they were celebrating a win, while the Slovaks slunk away as if in defeat.

“Of course this is a small sporting tragedy for us,” coach Vladimir Weiss told a news conference.

Ain’t that the truth. Erik, and I stared in disbelief when New Zealand tied the game. Kyle screamed, “Nooooo!” Now they have to wriggle out wins against Italy and Paraguay. No easy task.

Topics: Slovakia | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “Slovakia Kisses Its Sister”

  1. Tennessee Budd Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Damn, I guess I can stop looking now. I knew there must be somebody who gave a damn about soccer, and I’ve found you.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Budd – Yep, that’s me. I love the World Cup, as do the boys. We watched the entire Slovakia game yesterday, and most of the Brazil game. I am currently TiVo-ing the Spain game so I can watch it tonight.

  3. RT Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    So, I guess I shouldn’t tell you who won the Suisse/Spain game, eh?

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    RT – NO!!!

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    RT – Okay, now you can tell me. Just finished watching – while wearing my Swiss soccer jersey. Heh.

  6. RT Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Did you read the sore-loser comments made by one of the Spanish players? Heh.

  7. Tennessee Budd Says:
    June 18th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Glad you didn’t take that the wrong way, Wyatt. As with golf, or any other sport played with a ball, I don’t see the attraction; I don’t think any less of those who do, though. Hell, I have my own ways of wasting my time that others might think pointless.