Ukraine went to veteran Andrey Shevchenko who showed he still has a plethora of goals in him. Or is it cornucopia? Or maybe multitude works better? Or myriad?
The Iraqi commentator celebrated Shevchenko’s goals by yammering about “Chernobyl” which if one Googles up the connection is a reference to how Sheva at age 9 and his family were uprooted from their village following the 1985 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and forced to relocate to the coast. He also said “tornado” which is what struck the Swedish defense.
Sweden scored first from Ibracadabra after which the TV had trouble fitting his head. But their defense was pretty dire defending Sheva and their talented midfield looked quite unambitious. Right on cue, coach Erik Hamren blasted his players for playing like “cowards.”