Date: 19th June 2010 at 12:00pm
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As it turned out, it proved to be an incidental incident that wasn`t that significant on the outcome of the game.

Nevertheless, it awoke me from a quick snooze when Nemanja Vidic climbed high to push the ball away with his hand as Serbia overcame Germany yesterday.

The incident was almost identical to that which cost Serbia the game against Ghana in their opening fixture, thankfully though, this time, German expertise from the spot was lacking as Podolski saw his effort saved.

After the game, Vidic made light of the incident, joking,

“The goalkeeper owes me a big favour for that handball.”

“It meant I put him in a position to become a great hero for Serbia.”


And as for the result, Vidic enthused,

“It`s a huge result for us after the first game. We were disappointed in ourselves.”

“We can be confident and must do the right things in our next game against Australia.”

They didn`t play great in their first game, like us. Anything can happen – we need to be focussed and start thinking already about the game.”


I wonder if the Serbian`s will scrape through or indeed if they`ll concede a third consecutive penalty in the same bizarre circumstances!

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