What a great day of International matches. First we had Iraq vs. South Korea. Iraq scored in the 119th minute and thought they were gonna win in AET, but somehow South Korea scored in the 121st minute and they went to penalties. Iraq did hold on this time though, and won. They will face Uruguay in the semis.
Then Ghana vs. Chile. Ghana kept finding themselves down, but kept fighting back until it was the 120th minute. A terrific run found some space for a wild cross into the box for the Ghanains and a weak header ended up in the back of the net. Ghana plays France in the Semis.
CONCACAF gold cup started and the first match was Martinique vs. Canada at the rose bowl (which by the way I live close to). Martinique outplayed Canada and in the 90th minute, with the last kick of the game Reuprene for Martinque scored a rocket!
Then Mexico (one of the favorites to win the Gold Cup) played against Panama who is a good side. Panama went 1-0 up then Marco Fabian tied it in the 46th minute. Early in the second half Panama scored again to lead 2-1 and then basically played an 11-0-0 formation and held on to win the game. There were fans on the field (while the match was being played, not after), debris flying from the stands, and very angry Mexican national supporters. Their head coach Chepo De La Torre is on the hot seat and might be fired before their next match.
Yes, I wrote this whole thing, and yes I watched every match. It was a lot of late drama and some great soccer was played today!