June 17, 2006 at 2:16 am #146121MrEggsaladMember
That Argentina is amazing. The announcers said they are probably the best team playing together wise so far in this cup. Numbers like 6 just don't show up much in this, wow.June 17, 2006 at 11:28 pm #146096
Well.. what a dramatic match!
Italy – USA 1-1
This game had it all, 3 players were sent off, 2 fom usa and 1 from italy. many lost chances form both of sides, passionate game. Usa has to beat Ghana, and Italy beat Czech Republic in order for them to qualify. Which is very hard cause Ghana has proved to be a very good team.
Czech Republic – Ghana 0-2
Before the start of this match, logic said that the Czechs were the favourite. But is there logic in soccer aka football? No. Ghana proved that they deserve to qualify in the next round and played some great football, the score could easily be 0-5.
Portugal – Iran 2-0June 19, 2006 at 2:15 am #146097
Brazil – Australia 2-0
Sorry but this team doesn't compare to Argentina, i don't know what's wrong with them, they are tired, not on good form, something. But Brazil hasn't showed anything great in those 2 matches already. Australia deserved at least the draw as they played great.
France – Korea 1-1
Now that's an upset. France is (along with England in my opinion) two of the worst teams of the tournament!
Croatia – Japan 0-0
Bad match. Not anything worth mentioning here.June 19, 2006 at 3:14 am #146062OreoMember
The match I am really looking forward to is tomorrow's with Spain…I really think they will be a force with which to reckon….they have a good number of players from Barcelona….it should be quite interesting….now…only thing left is to find a bar at which to watch it 🙂June 19, 2006 at 2:10 pm #146098
Me too, if they play as well as they did in the first match, then they have great chances to go high in this world cup =]June 19, 2006 at 10:55 pm #146099
Aaaand they did it 😀 😀
Spain – Tunisia 3-1
This team has a great passion and thirst, after Tunisian's goal it was only a matter of time till Spain manages to score and turn the game to their side. I still want to see them though playing with a tougher opponent. But one thing is for sure, this team is good.
Ukraine – Saudi Arabia 4-0
The Arabians were a weak opponent so Ukranians hit them hard, they still havent qualified though cause if Tunisia beats them in the next match, then it's them that qualify. Whatever other result though is in Ukraine's favour to qualify to the knock out phase of “16”.
Togo – Switzlerland 0-2
Switzerland isn't very impressive but they have a good strategy and plan when they play, if they want something really bad they get it. They probably qualify.June 20, 2006 at 11:24 pm #146100
Group A and B are done. Today's results:
Germany – Equador 3-0
Costa Rica – Poland 1-2
England – Sweden 2-2
Paraguay – Trinidad & Tobago 2-0
Final standings for group A & B. In bold, the teams that qualify to the next phase.
Germany – 9 points
Equador – 6 points
Poland – 3 points
Costa Rica – 0 points
England – 7 points
Sweden – 5 points
Paraguay – 3 points
Trinidad & Tobago – 1 points
So we have the first two pairs of matches for the knockout round of best 16, these are:
England – Equador
Germany – SwedenJune 20, 2006 at 11:59 pm #146057Jeff HesterKeymaster
What a heart-breaker for England. They came so close to winning against Sweden, who they haven't defeated in something like 40 years! A great match though.June 21, 2006 at 2:34 am #146063OreoMember
My parents were in Sweden for the last cup (I was supposed to go but stayed in PR for a friend's wedding) and said people were VERY depressed when Sweden was knocked out…so it goes to show they are very into their football…and they must have had a drive to make sure England did not win…there's always next time too! 🙂 I'm really liking the way the teams and competitions are shaping up! 🙂June 22, 2006 at 11:35 pm #146101
Yesterday's final results for groups C and D.
Netherlands – Argentina 0-0
Ivory Coast – Serbia & Montenegro 3-2
Portugal – Mexico 2-1
Iran – Angola 1-1
Final standings for group C & D. In bold, the teams that qualify to the next phase.
Argentina 7 points
Netherlands 7 points
Ivory Coast 3 points
Sebia & Montenegro 0 points
Portugal 9 points
Mexico 4 points
Angola 2 points
Iran 1 points
Toda'ys final results for groups E and F
Italy – Czech Reupublic 2-0
Ghana – USA 2-1
Brazil – Japan 4-1
Croatia – Australia 2-2
Final standings for group E & F. In bold, the teams that qualify to the next phase.
Italy 7 points
Ghana 6 points
Czech Republic 3 points
USA 1 points
And the pairs that occur for the next knockout round of best “16” are:
Argentina – Mexico
Netherlands – Portugal
Brazil – Ghana
Italy – Australia
I didn't get to see any of today's matches cause I was at work. I saw the highlights though. Usa missed the change to qualify if they had beaten Ghana today. Ghana is a a better team but the truth is their second goal came from a fake penalty that the referee called.. Bad judgjement? Or other secret purposes.
Brazil finally showed today what's the fuss around their name since soccer or football was created. Top class goals, top class performance.
Australia managed to qualify with a goal they scored 10 minutes before the end of the match, that must have been very dramatic! Poor Croatia.June 24, 2006 at 12:48 am #146102
Today's final results for groups G and H
Switzerland – Korea Republic 2-0
Saudi Arabia – Spain 0-1
Ukraine – Tunisia 1-0
Final standings for groups G and H. In bold, the teams that qualify to the next phase
Switzerland 7 points
France 5 points
Korea Repulbic 4 points
Togo 0 points
Spain 9 points
Ukraine 6 points
Tunisia 1 points
Saudi Arabia 1 points
Here are all the pairs for the round of 16. All games are knockout games, whoever loses goes home!
Germany – Sweden
England – Equador
Argentina – Mexico
Portugal – Netherlands
Italy – Australia
Brazil – Ghana
Switzerland – Ukraine
Spain – France
10 teams from Europe.. 4 from America.. 1 from Africa.. and 1 from Oceania
The first two games that we'll watch tomorrow are:
Germany – Sweden & Argentina – Mexico
😎June 24, 2006 at 1:07 pm #146074QwertyMember
Australia is doing so well. It's massive news over here in a country that never gave soccer a second glance before Australia's first ever world cup win in their first game against Japan. The first time Australia had even been in the world cup for 32 years where we didnt even get a single goal.
I had never bothered to watch a game of soccer, i really can't stand it. But the other night i decided to watch the Aus – Japan game and even though we were down for about 80 minutes, the 3 goals in 8 minutes and the win was honestly one of the greatest sporting moments i have ever watched, and i will bet it will go down in history with the Americas Cup Victory etc. I also watched the Brazil – Aus and Aus – Croatia clashes where we didnt win but played very very well, amid very dodgy refereeing.
Anyway, we have gotten through our group with Brazil and the next game we have is against Italy. I will definetly be setting my alarm for another early morning game and no matter what happens, the Australian team will be comming home to Australia with a heck of a lot more respect and money for Soccer Australia.June 24, 2006 at 5:07 pm #146079sarahtownyMember
Ohh it is getting all very nail biting stuff. Even if I have only watched one game haha. I am however keeping an eye on the scores promise. I did manage to sit through half of the England match the other day, so there you go!
I have promised to watch England tomorrow even if we don't have a chance in hell of winning the world cup, why is it all the brits here think we are in with a chance.. very bemused by that, and most of my mates have disowned me as I am not flying the flag but it's just not my favourite sport, what can I say 😉 I just cannot see us anywhere near the final, and maybe they just cannot see it, but I think I am going to win a few bets …
Wimbledon starts this week lol, anyone for tennis? :pJune 24, 2006 at 10:43 pm #146103
This was a great, dramatic game, with the final result occuring in overtime!
Argentina – Mexico 2-1
Argentina's second goal is one of the best in this tournament. Mexico played with great passion, they missed a few chances too, but Argentina had something more.
Germany – Sweden 2-0
They were the favourite and they proved it. Sweden was small today, they didn't have a chance. They missed a penalty though at a crucial moment.
Argentina and Germany qualify to the quarter finals.
The fairst pair of the quarter finals matches is going to be a thrilling one that no one should miss:
Tomorrow though we're going to watch
England vs. Equador and Portugal vs. Netherlands
Let's see who will join Argentina and Germany to the best 8 teams of the world..June 24, 2006 at 11:02 pm #146131Eagle_KiwiMember
Indeed, MEX-ARG was a sparkling game to watch, and while Mexico ended up 2nd on the scoresheet they can be mighty proud of an excellent performance.
And I thought the Swiss referee was good too !
(This was the first time I've been able to watch live, as the local free-to-air TV didn't offer live coverage during the first round – but from now on it's 7am every morning, so I may be a tad late for work some days!).
Greatest sporting event in the world. I love it!
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