If you think the refereeing in the Ghana - USA game was bad (hard luck USA by the way) I just watched a game between Australia and Croatia where the referee booked a player THREE TIMES (in soccer if you get booked twice you are sent off).
The second time he booked him he'd obviously forgotten that he'd already booked him earlier in the game, and so he let him stay on. He then finally booked the guy for a third time and sent him off....but only AFTER he'd blown the final whistle for the end of the game!!!
It must go down as one of the most nighmarish refereeing performances most of us have ever seen.
To make matters worse, the referee in question (Graham Pole) is English! :oops:
Hell of a game though as it had everything. Australia now play Italy. Italy WILL NOT be looking forward to that one bit. Aussie play with incredible character and stamina and they will be very hard to beat.