Scrappy football. Colombia - great names little achievements. Venezuela - fighting, trying hard, deservedly winning.
Cunha et al
There were two halves, in each of them the ref chose a different attitude. I didn't like both of them In the first half, Mr. Cunha was too fussy, blowing his whistle at every tackle, which annoyed some players, especially in the Venezuela colours. But for all the4 stoppages, he added just two minutes. The second half started with the ref's change of heart. For the first ten minutes he decided that less is better, ignoring some clear, if not blatant fouls. Then he decided to reassert himself, but there was no clear line when and what for is a player penalized. Lucky for Mr. Cunha there were not big decisions to be made concerning defenced in their penalty-area. The ars made some mistakes, but no crucial ones. One of them, ar1, was Mr. Espinosa of the "invisible" goal in the Germany-England encounter in the WC 2010 tournament. The other one, ar2, was Mr. Pastorino.