Saturday, June 26, 2010


Uruguay VS. South Korea (6/26/10 3:00 PM BST)
United States VS. Ghana (6/26/10 7:30 PM BST)
Netherlands VS. Slovakia (6/28/10 3:00 PM BST)
Brazil VS. Chile (6/28/10 7:30 PM BST)
Argentina VS. Mexico (6/27/10 7:30 PM BST)
Germany VS. England (6/27/10 3:00 PM BST)
Paraguay VS. Japan (6/29/10 3:00 PM BST)
Spain VS. Portugal (6/29/10 7:30 PM BST)

Denmark 1-3 Japan
Cameroon 1-2 Netherlands
Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand
Slovakia 3-2 Italy
North Korea 0-3 Ivory Coast
Portugal 0-0 Brazil
Switzerland 0-0 Honduras
Chile 1-2 Spain

I just finished watching the Portugal VS. Brazil and Chile VS. Spain matches. The Portugese-Brazilian match was fine for the first half but was extremely boring came the second half as both teams seem to be happy to settle for a draw. I slept in the final 15 minutes of the match. Brazil did not even field their best 11 as they just need a draw to be the leader of the group. What I don't understand about both teams, especially Brazil, is that they were not careful enough to get so many yellow card bookings. If I am not mistaken, there are 7 yellow cards shown.

Thank goodness for Spain that they did not get out of the tournament but Fernando Torres must start to find the touch of scoring soon. They can't rely on David Villa alone. Spain again wasted tonnes of chances in the second half. They have to start being effective. The match against Portugal will be a crucial test.

Apart from Spain-Portugal, other interesting matches to catch are Brazil-Chile, Argentina-Mexico and Germany-England. I hope Argentina and Spain will go very far till the end of the tournament.

Enjoy football guys! The exciting period of the tournament just got started!

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