|Diego Godin scores the goal, but appears to be run away from Luis Suarez |
(number 9) rather than celebrate with him for fear of being bitten.
|Balotelli's violence was much more athletic and actually|
involved him trying to win the ball.
The results set up a battle of South American rivals, Colombia and Uruguay in the next round. Colombia is the tournament darling so far with plenty of attacking flair and a well choreographed goal celebration that you can't help but love. They take on the villains, Uruguay, who will probably be toothless without Suarez as they were without him in their opening loss to Costa Rica. The other knock-out match will be between Greece and Costa Rica in a matchup that will guarantee that an underdog advances to the final eight.
For the BISERGS, I'm very happy to report that Emilie was the big winner on the day. Greece and Uruguay earned her 7 points which doubles her score for the entire BISERGs so far. Ivan moved to within 1.5 points of Rodrigo thanks to Colombia and fellow Colombia owners Matt S. and Rick made significant advances, too. Annika has risen to her highest place yet (4th) and with her highflying French side set to play tonight, she could soon top the table. Nine BISERGSers still have the potential of seeing all four teams advance. Rachel, Dawn, Emmett, Nate, Krista and Evan aren't in the top 10 today, but with the possibility of four teams advancing, they could be serious contenders before it is over.