I've been watching a game almost every day, most of it anyway. What I cannot handle are all the histrionics by the players. If they come within sneezing distance of an opposing player they are suddenly on the ground rolling in agony, their faces are contorted before they even hit the ground, clutching their knee or ankle or some extremity. And when they either get the call they are after or don't, suddenly they are on their feet and just fine. Ugh. Maybe I'm too much of a hockey fan, but just play the darn game and get on with it! Sami Salo took a 90 mph hockey puck to the nether regions and won himself an ambulance trip to the hospital for pity's sake! Now that's something to be rolling around for!
The Spanish player who 'punched' the opposing player the other day, which wasn't caught by the ref during the game (and I use the quote around punched because it wasn't really a punch but was definitely contact) is a primadonna and looks to be a total prat. I get that these players are the best in the world, but do they have to come across as such total dicks?
The French completely imploded. I find myself cheering for the underdog most games, and I have watched more soccer in the last week or so than I have in my life! I'd love to see an underdog team make it to the final but I'm not holding my breath.