Sunday, June 20, 2010

World Cup Jun 21-25 Preview

Monday, June 21

Group G – (Cape Town) Portugal vs. Korea DPR, 7:30 a.m.
Group H – (Port Elizabeth) Chile vs. Switzerland, 10 a.m.
Group H – (Johannesburg) Spain vs. Honduras, 2:30 p.m.

Story of the Day: North Korea didn't look too bad against Brazil. Spain will have something to prove.

Tuesday, June 22

Group A – (Rustenburg) Mexico vs. Uruguay, 10 a.m.
Group A – (Bloemfontein) France vs. South Africa, 10 a.m.
Group B – (Durban) Nigeria vs. Korea Republic, 2:30 p.m.
Group B – (Polokwane) Greece vs. Argentina, 2:30 p.m.

SOTD: Apparently, Argentina is for real and Greece isn't. I was wrong. Forlan looks too strong for Mexico. France's expulsion of Anelka isn't a big deal because they weren't scoring goals with him anyway. France's coach really buckled under pressure and destroyed the team unity.

Wednesday, June 23

Group C – (Port Elizabeth) Slovenia vs. England, 10 a.m.
Group C – (Pretoria) United States vs. Algeria, 10 a.m.
Group D – (Johannesburg) Ghana vs. Germany, 2:30 p.m.
Group D – (Nelspruit) Australia vs. Serbia, 2:30 p.m.

SOTD: USA was robbed, but they couldn't ask for a better position with a win-and-in scenario that they should successfully accomplish. England looks terrible, but Capello teams are all about defense. If you drop the Green goal that was a fluke, his team D has been pretty good. I gave Germany my curse. Oops.

Thursday, June 24

Group F – (Johannesburg) Slovakia vs. Italy, 10 a.m.
Group F – (Polokwane) Paraguay vs. New Zealand, 10 a.m.
Group E – (Rustenburg) Denmark vs. Japan, 2:30 p.m.
Group E – (Cape Town) Cameroon vs. Netherlands, 2:30 p.m.

SOTD: Italy is in trouble. They can't score goals and they dropped all the guys that can score goals for them off the team. With Buffon hurt, it may be all over for them. Denmark and Japan is more interesting than it should be, but both teams look great. Netherlands should take a major dump on the already ousted Cameroon.

Friday, June 25

Group G – (Durban) Portugal vs. Brazil, 10 a.m.
Group G – (Nelspruit) Korea DPR vs. Ivory Coast, 10 a.m.
Group H – (Pretoria) Chile vs. Spain, 2:30 p.m.
Group H – (Bloemfontein) Switzerland vs. Honduras, 2:30 p.m.

SOTD: Portugal and Brazil is the big money match. Brazil is looking like they need inspiration.

Sat and Sun start the knockout stages! Who's in? Patrick N says...
A: Uruguay, Mexico
B: Argentina, Nigeria
C: USA, England
D: Serbia, Ghana
E: Netherlands, Denmark
F: Paraguay, Slovakia
G: Ivory Coast, Brazil
H: Chile, Spain

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