Chile should employ an out-of-work English football manager, the more amateur and agricultural the better. His only job will be to stand behind Bravo's goal and be ready to shout "F**KIN' HOOF IT!" whenever one of the Chilean midfielders attempts to dither needlessly in the vicinity of his own goal area. There will also be a translator employed to translate "F**KIN' HOOF IT" into Spanish.
First of all they already do something like that in blind football (although in that case it's the sighted goalie doing the yelling and a guy with a metal pole behind the other goal to help the attackers), and secondly I looked it up on Google Translate and they'd have to yell "¡Puta pezuña!"
, one of those words FIFA has been cracking down on recently from Mexican fans
, so to have it yelled pitchside would be inadvisable.
Meanwhile, I would have enjoyed watching the 3rd Place Play-Off, but ITV despite having the live rights (which for football is in rare supply for them now) somehow contrived to not show it on any of their channels or even put up a live stream on their website. Instead, of the two channels previous matches had been on, one was showing the Tour de France (fair enough), and the other showing repeats of Bear Grylls Survival School
, The Voice Kids
, and some gameshow called Babushka
, so I guess they get points for being kind of on-theme with the third one?