We have been spoiled with this year’s World Cup. The opening round was a seemingly endless string of high octane, high scoring football action. With a fluid, attacking mentality adopted by seemingly every team, the tournament was pegged by some members of the football cognoscenti as one of the best World Cups of all time.
Then Nigeria played Iran...
There were 41 goals in just 12 matches before Iran and Nigeria successfully provided a cure for insomnia with their goalless draw last night.
The cripplingly boring match was just too dull to put into words for Rio Ferdinand and the rest of the BBC panel. When presenter Gary Linekar asked the former Man Utd defender about the best chance of the game, after a long, awkward silence Rio could only manage a feeble “yep”.
In fairness to Rio, there are several other unsavoury one-word sentences he could have used to describe the game but thankfully he thought better of it.