six changes in the French team, and five in the South African team. Domenech has dropped his captain, and is no longer talking to the team. Anybody care to predict what's going to happen? No? I don't blame you.
It was downright dangerous and the ref was spot on. I can understand using the arms for leverage during the initial jump, but if you keep them out like airplane wings all the time you are sailing toward an opponant's face then you deserve to go.
I thought it was a sending off - combine the arm with movement, and it was a heck of an impact - and, crucially, there was nowhere for the defender to go to avoid the impact. Uruguay have scored, and South Africa need two more goals to go through - although if Uruguay score more South Africa need fewer goals.
All the complaints about the group system can be consigned to the bin. This is an excellent turn of events.