Because they're as good at playing dirty as they are at playing football. But mostly because they shouldn't even be in the semis. Their ''win'' over Mexico has to be the most shameful ''win'' in this championships rife with all kinds of shameful.
And because I'm generally bitter about the First World dominating in sports. It's like this idiotic Bouchard hype just because she's from a FW country (i.e. a bigger market with richer people making her more lucrative for sponsors). Why isn't any media shoving Halep down our throats? She's equally young, relatively pretty and has better and more consistent results than Bouchard? Because she's from Romania where you can't flog much stuff to people due to the majority being relatively poor, whereas casual tennis fans from FW countries find it easier to identify with/like someone with a similar background. That's also why Federer, as annoying as he is, will always be more popular than Nadal or Djokovic. (And that's why I'll always love Murray best because he doesn't give a flying fig about being likeable and flogging stuff despite his FW potential
) And that's why Sharapova is so ambivalent about who she is (a Russian or an American).
It's million degrees here and my brain is melting so I have no idea what I'm ranting about, but I still think Mexico, Costa Rica or Algeria, teams I really liked, didn't stand a chance of getting further than they did despite deserving to.
Ok, now I'll go and organise a revolution.
How can you not like a team with RVP and LVG??? :fangirling:
Ma, you've changed!