It's all in your World Cup

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Day the fifteenth

Spain - Saudi Arabia 1-0 & Ukraine -Tunisia 1-0

Two absolute turds here. Spain had almost nothing to play for, and so almost nobody played, with the laudable exception of Joaquin, who always gives good value. Ukraine found themselves in the fortunate position of being able to put a 4-0 opening day spanking behind them by virtue of the fact that they were in a group with two very weak teams. The solipsistic nature of this blog means I'm fortunate that when I think there's nothing worth saying about a game, or games, I don't need to write anything. Nothing to see here.

France - Togo 2-0 & Switzerland - South Korea 2-0

Hands up. I didn't see either match. France are obviously still a good enough side that they can turn it on sufficiently to sweep aside 4th rate opposition when necessary. Who knew?

I'll freely admit to being hugely amused by the unceremonious dumping from the competition of South Korea by an unfancied Swiss side. The inept refereeing of 2002 that chauffeured South Korea to the semis still annoys me, as does the child's whistle pitched shrieking of their fans whenever they so much as pass the ball successfully. Glad to see the back of them.


  • Switzerland may turn out to be the dark horse in this tournament. They are young and talented and can finish. They are facing Ukraine in the 1/8th and the way Ukraine has been playing there is no reason to think they won't sweep them aside.

    By Blogger ilya, at 5:03 PM  

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