Portugal Puts Up a Cris Carter on North Korea 7, Nil

Where’s the flag for excessive celebration? Commissioner Goodell?

All he does it catch fútbols?

Nah, Cris Carter doesn’t do soccer but Portugal does. There really isn’t much to say about this match other than what happened inside of 8 minutes into the second half. The 1, nil score in a close played first half left no indication of what was to come. Obviously Portugal was the more talented team, but North Korea played it close early and I thought we were in for a fascinating finish.


There were funny tweets about imminent but surely hypothetical defections by DPR after what amounted to an end zone performance by Portugal. The goal output was the most this tournament and the 7th most all time.

Côte d’Ivoire is in trouble. They sit 3 points behind Portugal and need an inhuman goal output vs. DPR to overtake Portugal and move into the round of 16.

Cape Town – Green Point Stadium

Group of Death (G)



SIMAO (53′)


TIAGO (60′, 89′)


CRISTIANO RONALDO (87′) Man of the Match

Yellow cards:



PAK Chol Jin (32′)

HONG Yong Jo (47′)

Portugal (POR) Statistics Korea DPR (PRK)
26 Shots 15
13 Shots on goal 4
7 Goals Scored 0
18 Fouls Committed 3
3 Fouls Suffered 18
5 Corner kicks 1
9 Free kicks Shots (scored) 9
0 / 0 Penalty Kicks (Goals/Shots) 0 / 0
2 Offsides 3
0 Own goals 0
2 Yellow cards 2
0 Second yellow card and red card 0
0 Red Cards 0
36 Actual playing time 31
55% Possession (%) 45%

5 Responses to “Portugal Puts Up a Cris Carter on North Korea 7, Nil”

  1. Miranda says:

    OK, I’m really getting into this soccer thang!!!

    Of course that’s because there are a lot of hotties that my friends are hipping me too…but futball is cool!

  2. Tariq says:

    This is what I was expecting from North Korea before the tournament. I still think Cote d’Ivoire have a shot as long as Brazil beat Portugal.

  3. mapoui says:

    if I expressed an intent like miranda expressed..with regard to womens socccer would I be cllled a pervert?

    how do women get away with these things? ha ha ha ha haha?

  4. Temple3 says:


    Women’s volleyball is where it’s at. Trust.

  5. Temple3 says:


    To quote Kevin Garnett, “Anything is possible.” Right now, the goal differential is 9-0. So, Brazil needs to hammer Portugal to give Cote D’Ivoire a real shot. I know that Brazil ALWAYS wants to hammer Portugal — so this could be interesting.