Sorry about the slight problem there, but here’s the fourth match in Group D, which sees Germany trying to end plucky Serbia‘s PWC dreams and send them home. But will it be that straightforward?

Voting in this match closes at midnight on 25th March

GERMANY: Daisy Door and the Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra – “Oh, Oh, Ooh, Ei Ei Ei, Wo Immer Es Auch Sei” The Manager Says: After the scurrilous and incorrect suggestions that my last entry, Heinz, was in some way ‘not German’, I am going here with the much more Germanically-named Daisy Door (n.b. this, not Dor, appears to be the correct spelling despite what Amazon’s MP3 sales say) and the Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra. Oh, Oh, Ooh, Ei Ei Ei, Wo Immer Es Auch Sei is from Peter Scores: The Erotic World Of The Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra, and I am reliably informed that the 85-year-old Herr Thomas is the oldest entrant into the Cup so far.

SERBIA: Svetlana – “Nevaljala” The Manager Says: I’m rolling out the big guns now. There was a certain amount of controversy regarding the inclusion of Svetlana Raznatovic in the Serbian squad, what with her being the widow of notorious war criminal Arkan, but such a big name simply can’t be omitted. This is her 1997 hit, Nevaljala (Bad Girl), which was number 1 in Serbia for 17 weeks.

Group D Match 4: Which of these tracks do you prefer? [ballot]

  • Germany - Daisy Dor 60%
  • Serbia - Svetlana 40%

Total Voters: 40

Poll closes: 25 Mar 2010 @ 23:58

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Commentary Box Analysis Route one stuff here from Serbia, whereas Germany go for something a bit, um, more unexpected, mixing it up in the midfield just when you think they’ve settled into a pattern. It’s an interesting tactic, but not sure how the crowd will feel about it…

RESULT: Greece 1 Nigeria 2 Despite a strong start the Nigerians couldn’t hold on to their early lead with the Greeks equalizing half way through the second half. It looked like that was it until the fourth official held up his board to show two minutes added on. The Nigerians poured forward, the ball was FIZZED into the mixer, bounced off six bodies, hit the crossbar and bounced right by the line and OH the assistant referee has given it! The greeks go, in their own winsome way, completely wild, surrounding the ref, but the goal stands. “The Greek track reminds me of seeing black and white footage of the great Europop Cup sides of the 50s and 60s – gorgeous, elegant passing, colossal shorts and well-kept hair, a slow trot around the field.” “Nigeria are definitely aiming to please the pop purists here. And when Kefee Obareki is on the mic, there are definitely goals in prospect.” “This is the sort of game you tell your grandkids you were in the stands for.”

Coming Next: Netherlands vs Japan. The Japanese know they have to raise their game against the well drilled Dutch side, who’ll be hoping two wins will be enough to see them escape the group stage.