well, it was from my friends original game, and to give him the dvd back, I cracked the game.... i hope that is the problem, see what we do is, one game he will buy, the next one i will buy.... I don't believe in piracy and i feel that that is the reason why the games are so expensive!!!
anyway, where abouts are you from? what team will you be rooting for?
Can't help you then I'm afraid. I recommend you re-install the game, play it legally using the disk, and see if the problem still occurs. If it does, you have a system-related problem. If not, piracy is to blame and you need to buy your own copy to keep playing.
P.S. I live and work in Pretoria and will be supporting Bafana, even though I don't think they'll progress very far.