The past 3 days have been full with 6 shut-out matches, 3 draws and some amazing games.Â It started out with Argentina thrashing Serbia and Montengro 6 – 0.Â I missed the game, but watching the videos of the goal made me sad that I missed it.Â Argentina will move on the 2nd stage.
Ivory Coast gave the Netherlands a scare when they scored 1 after there 2 goals all in the first half, but they were both scoreless in the second half giving Netherlands the win.Â The Netherlands will move on to the 2nd stage.
A shocking game between Mexico and Angola ends up with a draw, allowing Angola to receive it’s first point ever in World Cup history.Â The Mexican won’t be having burritos for lunch until they win the next match.Â Haha.
Portugal beat Iran, allowing them to move on to the 2nd stage.Â Nothing special there.
Probably, the most disappointing game to me personally was the draw between Italy and the USA 1 – 1.Â I wanted to cry after the game (I didn’t, relax).Â I really wanted Italy to win, but they played horrible and the US fouled them like crazy too.Â Three red cards were given out and countless yellows.Â In the end the US was playing with 9 men and Italy with 10 men.Â It was a very weird game and ended in a depressing way.
The game that made up for Italy’s draw with the USA was Ghana’s surprising victory over the Czech Republic.Â I was rooting for the Czech’s because Ghana winning this gives the USA a chance to move on to the 2nd stage.Â Ghana had more shots and more posession of the ball then Czech Republic.Â Ghana better play even better against the US, InshaAllah.
Brasil finally stepped up in the end of the 2nd half of there game against Australia and won the match 2 – 0.Â They still need to play better and Ronaldinho needs to score some goals.Â Ronaldo should stop starting and Robino should start.Â Is it just me or that guy Emerson looks like an uncle?Â Brasil will be moving on to the 2nd stage.
Japan and Croatia fought a well played game and the final outcome was a 0 – 0 draw.Â This draw puts Japan in a bad position with only 1 point and there last game is against Brasil, which they need to win or else they will be eliminated.Â Too bad, Brasil will win that.
France’s 2nd game ended in another draw 1 – 1 with Korea Republic.Â France thought they won it scoring in the 9th minute, but it wasn’t until the 81st minute that Korea upset them and changed the whole game around.Â Honestly, France isn’t playing well at all.Â They are not going that far in the World Cup.
Switzerland easily took care of Togo winning 2 – 0.
Tunisia thought they had this game at the half when they were up 1 – 0, scoring in the 8th minute.Â The 2nd half of the game was all about Spain.Â They scored 3 goals: 71st, 76th and 91st (stoppage time – penalty) all in the 2nd half.Â This win gurantees Spain’s spot in the 2nd stage.
Saudi Arabia was owned by Ukrain 4 – 0.Â Saudi Arabia still has a chance, if they win the next game and Ukrain loses there next game, but that is highly unlikely.Â Looks like all that oil money didn’t help them at all.