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Friday 29 August 2014

10 things you'll hate about the World Cup

Diving
It always happens. Didier Drogba is the king, but watch out for some South Americans desperately trying to steal his crown.
Poor refereeing
The officials are supposed to be the best around, but several of them will get big decisions wrong changing the course of the tournament. I doubt, though, any will be as bad as Graham Poll. This bloke would sit on his own knee. Remember four years ago when he showed THREE yellow cards to a Croatian before sending him off.
Northern Ireland not being there
Wouldn't it be great if David Healy, Steve Davis, Aaron Hughes and the lads were in the Rainbow Nation strutting their stuff? Sadly we didn’t make it. Our magnificent fans would have lit up South Africa. Here's to Brazil 2014 then.

From moaning goalkeepers to armchair pundits, there are a few downsides to the World Cup.

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