As a precursor to the frenzied finish to Uruguay's win over Ghana on Friday, defender Jorge Fucile decided to jump into the air and land on his neck just before halftime.
OK, so maybe it was just an accident and he misjudged a header. Either way, for a few tense moments, it seemed he may have done some serious damage. Then he walked it off and ended up playing the entire match -- extra time and all. And if Uruguayan players are capable of falling out of the sky and landing on their necks without doing any damage, then what chance did Ghana really have? You know, aside from that penalty kick. And then the shootout.
- Jorge Fucile