Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Day 13 Preview, Latest On Owen

Michael Owen - Gone In 60 Seconds - Out For 5 Months

How unlucky can footballers get sometimes really. Djibril Cisse might be unlucky to miss the WC, but Owen yet again got injured and has been ruled out for 5 months and this has ended his disappointing World Cup 2006 campaign. The scan showed a cruciate ligament damage and will only be back by the end of the year.

I can be a bitter Liverpool fan whom laugh at his current plight, for leaving Liverpool and turn his back on us. But he used to be my favourite player and all I can say is get well soon, Owen.

World Cup Day 13

Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen

Portugal (7) vs Mexico (4)

Portugal will set to rest five players with yellow cards and they are CRonaldo, Nuno Valente, Pauleta, Deco and Costinha. Simao Sabrossa and Tiago is set to deputise and Nuno Gomes will start upfront instead of Pauleta.

Drogballs' Prediction: Portugal 2-1 Mexico


Iran (23) vs Angola (57)

Drogballs' Prediction: Iran 1-1 Angola.


Netherlands (3) vs Argentina (9)

Luis Gonzalez is out for this game therefore Esteban Cambiasso will replace him in the central midfield position. Holland will ring changes to the squad as several players are on yellowcard and will not be risked. Dirk Kuyt, Khalid Boulahrouz and Tim de Cler will deputise for Johnny Heitinga, van Bommel and van Bronckhorst.

Drogballs' Prediction: Netherlands 1-1 Argentina.

Allianz Arena

Ivory Coast (32) vs
Serbia & Mont. (44)

This game will be not as intriguing as the one above as both this teams have already booked a flight home and there is only pride to play for. Of course both teams would not want to lose so expect a cagey game.

Drogballs' Prediction: Ivory Coast 2-1 Serbia & Montenegro

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