Ireland vs. Botswana- 7-1 Ireland- Playing a weaker team once again, Ireland took an early lead against Botswana and never looked back. Botswana played hard, but Ireland passes and shoots much better. Ireland's first test of the tournament will come Thursday against Germany.
Ukraine vs. Jamaica- 2-1 Jamaica- Jamaica and Ukraine both tied Northern Ireland, meaning the winner of this matchup would have a much easier road to the second round. Jamaica scored early on Ukraine, and Ukraine was once again forced to make a comeback. The game went back and forth, with both teams having their chances. Ukraine tied it right before half. Jamaica scored their second goal a little after halftime, and Ukraine pressed hard to get the goal back. They hit a couple posts and and had some bad breaks, but fact remains they couldn't score. Jamaica played very well and looks once again like a solid contender after a sketchy performance vs. Northern Ireland. Every game in this pool will have an effect on who will come out. Group C is heating up!
Laos vs. Portugal- 4-2 Laos- Laos came out flying to score 3 quick goals, going up 3-0. They looked to have the game in hand before Portugal scored 2 very quick goals to make the game seem suddenly very close. Both Laos and Portugal had a number of chances, and this game seemed poised to go down to the wire. Laos solidified the game a little later with their 4th goal. Laos seems to have taken command of this pool, and the decisive game now looks to be Greece vs. England.