There will be no African teams in the round of 16. It sounds like the final 10 minutes of the Poland v Japan game were an absurd display of mutually-convenient (though not without risk) time-wasting.
Carlos Sanchez has a shot from 50 yards, which misses by about 30 yards. “The yellow card tally tie-break is really unreasonable,” writes Patrick Sullivan. “With it, Shaqiri’s shirt-pull after a great goal could arguably have knocked the Swiss out.
Given that yellows are handed out in an inconsistent manner across matches, this is the worst of policies. Way to go, Fifa!” I agree. Use shots on target, or decibels of player anthem singing, or something better instead.