Saturday, June 24, 2006

Now it's just scary for everyone...

Well, the tournament kicks up a gear today. The first round is fun, you get to see the two-bit teams that have no hope of winning, you get to lose a game and still come back, all that stuff. But the elimination rounds? Grueling, not fun.

Today: the likely champions Argentina against Mexico. And the hosts against Sweden. I've been pining for a Giant Killing from day one, but doubt I'll get one today. Maybe Sweden can give us a batacazo?...hmmm...

Here are those brackets again...

5 Comments:

Anonymous Mumin said...

Francisco, I beg to differ. Now we get to see the good teams go all out to give their best performance in every game (or at least until they have secured a comfortable lead). No more resting undue amounts of star players or even fielding the B team altogether, because this is crunch time, every time. And of course the high stakes involved will help the players perform their best.

So what if my Sweden is eliminated by Germany? Every game in the elimination rounds of a World Cup has the potential to become a classic! There's a lot of great viewing ahead for a lover of the game.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Francisco said...

Hey, maybe in 20 years people will be saying: "remember in 2006 the way everyone kept talking about Brazil and Argentina and nobody had even heard of most of the Mexican team and they went on to beat both? Man! I remember that game when they knocked Argentina...phew..."

8:49 AM  
Blogger Francisco said...

And Mumin - I'm a bit shocked that you would disagree: that headline is something you said when you were here last week!

8:50 AM  
Anonymous elliv said...

We will end the party for Germany today - I hope. Zlatan will play today from start, and he is a miracle maker.

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just enjoying the show...

11:51 AM  

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