Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Last Night's Action & Today's Match Preview

Inexperience Cost Swiss A Place In The Last 8:


Cologne

Full Time:
SWITZERLAND 0 - 0 UKRAINE

Penalty Shoot-Out:

SWITZERLAND
0 - 3 UKRAINE


SUI - Streller (MISS), Barnetta (MISS), Cabanas (MISS);
UKR - Shevchenko (MISS), Milevsky (SCORE), Rebrov (Score), Gusev (SCORE);




Quater Finals Fixture:
June 30th
ITALY vs UKRAINE
3am



Dortmund

BRAZIL vs GHANA

Brazillian forward, Robinho will most likely sit out for this match as he's carrying an injury. The Real Madrid player suffered an ankle injury and hasn't been training for days. Ghana too, have absentees from their squad. Inspirational midfielder, Mickael Essien will miss this game as he picked up a 2nd booking last week against USA. It will be a blow to Ghana, as they need to be at their best if they are to get something out of this game, against the reigning world champion.

Drogballs' Prediction: Brazil 2 - 1 Ghana. Brazil's defence have been quite vulnerable to counter attacks and pace. Therefore Asamoah Gyan wll look to have a run at the Brazillian defence. Although their attack haven't been up to their standards, the Brazillian flair will be hard to defend against.


AWD Arena

SPAIN vs FRANCE


Real Betis winger, Joaquin might start this game along with Raul and Cesc Fabregas. He came on as a substitute against Tunisia and impressed while he had a good game against Saudi Arabia. France's talismanic midfielder cum captain, Zinedine Zidane should be back in the first 11 after he got suspended for the last match and had to watch from the sidelines. This will prove to be a huge psychological boost to the French. But will the return of Zizou disrupting the French's plan of continuing with their 4-4-2 formation. We could only wait and see.

Drogballs' Prediction: Spain 1 - 1 France (Spain to win in Extra Time). Well as a Spanish supporter of course I would want them to finish off the French in normal time. But we all know Spain always let people down and fail to turn up for important games. Let's hope this will be an exception.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I support England and Spain as well,it's kinda odd to think that a powerhouse such as Spain never made it pass the quaterfinals.IF France was to get past Spain it would be justice to see Henry score the winner.That would actually be a big F**k you to Aragones for runnin' his mouth.Anyways I hope Spain win we would get to see a Brazil vs Spain matchup,that would be freakin' awesome!I guess the only thing we can hope for is a competent ref who does not make any horrible decisions during the game.

peace

Drogballs said...

yea I don't really like the Spanish coach so maybe Henry will score one goal. hopefully so. i don't want another game spoilt. cheers