27 June, 2006

Nasty Football Matches

Talking about Italy Vs Australia match. Italy, despite being 3 time world champion, couldn't face australian juggernauts, thats the hard fact. Australia's possession of ball (60%) for the game says it all. And it's Socceroo Lucas Neill reacts after giving away a penalty - resulting in a 1-0 win for Italy - for a tackle on Fabio Grosso during the dying minutes in Kaiserslauternnot fair for Italy to get into quarter finals by the penalty kick route. I have a serious reservation about the judgement of referee to give away shootout chance at the final moments of the game. I wish he had given a free kick rather than that heart breaking decision. I was supporting Italy till that point, after this, I am not gonna be supporter for Italy, its not fair game at all. The sorrow face of that australian defence guy, who made that last minute foul, was undescribeable.
 
England's David Beckham celebrates after scoring the winning goal.  (AP/Matt Dunham)England Vs Ecuador: England played the game with the worst strategy ever, 4-1-4-1 pattern left Rooney in the top all alone. Whatever Rooney tried to do, there were couple of ecuador defence to stop. Add to that, none of the passes from other england players to Rooney were perfect, either he had to run a long way or passes came in midst of defence shield. If at all, Ecuador player Tenoria didn't miss the golden goal chance in first half, England would have had never reached the quarters. Lot of foul game too, if referee was not strict, the game would have had become the childish fight. Atlast my demi-god, england angel David Beckham saved the England face with that beautiful free kick. That goal put a lid on his critics mouth, people were questioning his leadership ability off-late, he was arraigned for failing to inspire the fellow team mates to perform. Expected a lot of quality game and interesting tactics from England team, for which they failed miserably. After that Beckham's goal, England team resorted to all sorts of dirty delay games, just to push off till the final whistle blow. Not at all fair game again. Till now, germany and brazil are the best two teams in the fray. My wishes are that good team should clinch the world cup and matches should be very interesting and competitive.
 
 


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5 comments:

Barbienan said...

I am so surprised with this world cup as the strategy and the game of the teams are topsy turvey. England cant believe they could struggle this much.> Hm Lets wait and see

Nirek said...

@barbie...Me too first time witnessing a diffenent startegy in football. this 4-1-4-1 is totally new for me...
whether it is a bad /good match, somehow all the matches entertain us. Isn't it?
btw how ur gmat prep?

Ghost Particle said...

its sad. Those italian buggers won cheating. buggers. I hate the WC!!!!

Nirek said...

@gp...
hi bro. dont hate WC for this match. Hope today's match Brazil vs Ghana make you love FIFA again!

Ranjhith said...

Football was never my game of interest. However given a TV, I guess, I wud get that fever as well. For a 12:30 match I would stay awake rather than waking up! Keep kicking.