NOTE: If someone on your team would like to take some initiative and make a website or blog for your team, I'll gladly link to it. It allows everyone to familiarize themselves with your team, and likely will increase your fan support. It's easy, fast, and great way to get some publicity. The latest team to do so is the Men's Norway team. Click here for the link, and its also on the sidebar.
To the games...
YB Germany vs. YB Ukraine- Tied 3-3. In an exciting, fairly high-scoring game, both youth boys teams showed some good skill. Scotland won't have it so easy winning this thing.
Italy vs. Austria- Austria 3-1. Italy was definitely the weaker team. With decent fan support, its a shame that Italy couldn't have put on a better show. Austria wasn't much better, but last night's match was a clear indication that neither team is much of a contender. Sloppy passes, poor shooting, and bad touches made for an excruciatingly bad game. Austria can definitely perform better, but not sure about Italy.
W Chile vs. W Canada- Chile 6-0. Another bad game to watch. Chile dominated Canada in every aspect. Chile will have to wait for a real test.
Northern Ireland vs. England- Northern Ireland 3-2. England took the early lead, and possession drifted back and forth. No team looked to take control until Northern Ireland scored two quick goals near the end of the game to take the lead. The final pushes by England were useless. Both teams will have to raise their level of play if they wish to make it out of their group. They lucked into a fairly easy group, so both teams have a chance. More so Northern Ireland, although they don't look to be as good as they were last year.
El Salvador vs. Scotland- El Salvador 5-1. El Salvador showed the skill that got them to the final last year, and they certainly look to be on their way to doing it again. Scotland is not the same team they were last year, and it showed. They had no real offensive presence, and could only attempt to hold off El Salvador.
That's it for now. See you tonight!