Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Today, we will complete the list of quarter finalists. I have already previewed the Paraguay v Japan (17.00)game so that leaves us with the Battle of the Iberian Peninsular, Spain v Portugal, kick off 21.30. This is a Derby game(a match between local rivals)so bragging rights are at stake and there is no love lost between these two teams.

The Spanish came into the tournament as one of the favourites, but did not play as well as expected in the first round. The fact that they qualified though now makes them a very dangerous proposition as they are undoubtedly a very talented team.

Portugal spanked N Korea 7-0 and played out two scoreless draws in their other games. Let’s see who can realise the significance of this information. Correct, they have not yet conceded a goal, no mean feat considering who they have played. The key to this game for Portugal is which Christiano Ronaldo turns up. Against Brazil, he tried to shoot every time he touched the ball, he seemed to forget that he is one of a team. If he can remember to pass to his team mates then Spain could be in trouble.

I think that the Spanish would be better off without Fernando Torres as he is obviously not over his injury and is actually doing more harm than good for the Spanish cause at the moment. We have seen some good games in this round, so let’s hope we finish off with a cracker.

The Quarter Finals do not start until Friday, so we will have time to review the tournament to date. Remember to post your comments


1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday Vivienne.........see you later, Tony!