Top 10 things we learned from the World Cup today, Sunday June 13

The World Cup is go, go, go. So far we've learned that ITV need to stock up on 50ps for the meter and that Robert Green will soon be needing those 'England's Number Five' gloves again. But what did we learn from Day Three? MirrorFootball's Steve Anglesey has all the answers...

1) Good news: Fabio Capello has just named his replacement for Robert Green.  Bad news: It's Algeria's Fawzi Chaouchi. The man in the trackie bums was just pants.

2) After their HD cock-up on Saturday, ITV's screens again went blank during Ghana v Serbia. Fans immediately began a campaign for the channel to stage their next blackout for the whole duration of the highlights from Algeria v Slovenia. Meanwhile here's how the 1966 World Cup would have looked on ITV ...

3) But ITV have got one thing right. Marcel Desailly is turning into the analyst of the tournament after his dance of delight when Ghana scored. And the best bit? While he's on our screens from South Africa, Big Ron is sitting at home, watching him sit in his old chair and weeping softly.

4) Algeria fan Zinedine Zidane was pictured in the crowd surrounded by bodyguards. Good call - some madman could easily have come up and nutted him in the chest.

5) Liverpool's new Serb signing Milan Jovanovic: one shot off target, no tackles and a passing rate of only 60%. Is that cackling laughter you hear coming from the Inter MIlan manager's office?

6) Fulham's John Paintstil had to go through life at West Ham with 'PANTSIL' on the back of his shirt after the Hammers cocked up his registration forms. So hats off to Ghana for misspelling his surname 'PANSTIL' in their opener against Serbia. Still, there are more embarrassing things to have on the back of your shirt. Like 'GREEN 12', for instance.

7) Rumours of his cross-town transfer only hit the gossip grapevine on Saturday, but Nemanja Vidic appears to be keen on the move - the uncharacteristically shaky Serb was already playing like a true Manchester City defender against Ghana.

8) Wigan Athletic recorded only six clean sheets in the whole of last season - yet their reserve goalkeepers Richard Kingson of Ghana and Serbia's Vladimir Stojkovic very nearly kept one apiece in their afternoon clash. Bet Dave Whelan feels right at home with this World Cup... after all, he's been constantly blowing his own trumpet for years.

9) Quite apt that Australia had Chipperfield at full-back, because their defence was a total circus.

10) Those vuvuzelas aren't even a tenth as annoying as the thought that Germany are going to the final again...

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