Friday, April 27, 2007

Day 3 Recap

In day 2, I guess chile lost to italy, 3-2. That'll do some damage to chile's hopes of making it through. The final score between Nigeria and Botswana was 5-2 for Nigeria.

In other group A news, Serbia dominated Austria tonight and won by a score of 3-1. Serbia, led by Aryian Farahani's 3 goals, really controlled the first half but allowed Austria back in it in the second. Austria could only muster 1 goal and it's chances of making it through to the second round seem shot.

The first game of the evening featured laos against england. England looked to dominate early and came up with a 2-0 lead, but laos responded with a goal of their own. Down 3-1, Laos began their comeback and tied it 3-3 before getting control of the lead near the end of the second half by scoring to make it 4-3. England pressured and pressured, crossing it in, and Mark Korthius headed it just past keeper Evan Campbell to tie it up. With two minutes left and just after England's goal, Robbie Mintenko fired a low shot from near half that just made it by England's keeper, putting Laos up 5-4. Laos held off England for the win.

Canada gained back some of their former glory and destroyed Northern Ireland. With the addition of their keeper from last year, and the second Patterson twin, Canada is still in the hunt for a spot in the second round, but they must beat norway.

Portugal and Scotland played a barnburner of a game, but Scotland came out on top 2-1
Portugal didn't have much offence and their only goal was a penalty shot. Scotland looks like a solid pick to make it out of their group if they can beat nigeria.

In the best game of the evening, Greece whomped Germany 4-1. Germany just couldn't play as a team and Greece played above and beyond what was expected of them. They hustled to every ball and thoroughly dominated.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nigeria only won 3-2 in their game on Thursday night. But I have to say that it was nice to see Germany get crushed by the Greeks as I love to see a big heart crush a giant ego as much as possible.

In Canada's game, I wouldn't say that they brought back much former glory because even though they won 6-0, only a couple of their goals were actually earned. The rest were handed to them on a silver platter by Northern Ireland. Even Austria would have walked over N.I. last night. Wait until Canada plays Norway and Poland to see how close they are to last years glory days.

Anonymous said...

Well Canada regained their former glory and have a very good chance of making it out of their pool

Anonymous said...

Well after beating Norway as well on Saturday, even though I didn't see the game, that's a pretty huge win and I give them props for rebounding from their first game and coming back strong the way they have.

Anonymous said...

How is a person who isn't even watching these games, commenting on them???

Anonymous said...

I've watched nearly all of them, I just missed a few. And I wasn't commenting on how they played against Norway I was merely stating that that was a huge win for them as Norway was considered to be the power house of the group and Canada redeemed themselves after a disappointing loss to the Ukraine.

Anonymous said...

Germany loses to Greece, England, and Laos. I love to see the most cocky, the most dirty and the most unsportsmanlike team crash out in such spectacular fashion. Karma!

Anonymous said...

I also like when teams that are dirty and unsportsmanlike lose, but in my opinion I think Canada ranks ranks right up there as one of those teams and it is a shame to see that they will most likely go to the next round.

Anonymous said...

kinda had a feeling he'd stop doing recaps of each day after the 2nd or 3rd day...

jimi cabylis snr said...

tell the world greece and laos... look out.. teams always win before individual efforts.. greece will roll..

Anonymous said...

I love when the greeks sign the blog when they're drunk haha. opa!