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Friday, June 23, 2006

Let The Knock-Out Stage Begins!

So, while we wait for the final clashes in group G and F tonight (which I don't see any real contender for WC 2006, except Spain), we can be sured that there will be some mouth-waterring battles in the next 2 weeks.

1. A possible quarter-final clash between Germany and Argentina. Surely, this has to be the most important one! Bring back the memories of Mexico '86 and Italia '90, when Maradona and Lothar Matthäus were possibly the shortest captains in both tournaments :P (not to forget the tears from Gazza, but that's another story for England la.)

2. Italy should able to overcome any of these teams (France/Swiss/Korea/Ukraine/Tunisia) without much problem, even without any ponytails, oh wait, who's that girl running around on the pitch? Oh Camaronesi.. OK, so they do have some ponytails, then for sure they'll advance to semi-final la!

3. England should beat Equador (unconvincingly I predict) and setup a clash with Holland (which may prove a bit too strong for the Portugese). Terry vs Robben, A.Cole vs Van Persie? Nice.

4. If Brasil can play like how they played in 2nd half against Japan, then surely they'd go pass an Essien-less Ghana team and wait for (it has to be!) Spain in the last quarter-final. This will be so exciting ain't it? Two teams with so much qualities and gifted individuals. There will be goals, for sure, and possibly some samba and salsa too.

By that time, every ah pek, aunty, makcik, tangachi & minachi will be sick of Paul and Shebby's face already.

Now, go drink some German beer and have a nice weekend ya? And keep your eyes off the i-Gallop advertisement!


At Saturday, June 24, 2006 2:56:00 PM, Blogger Keropok said...

I'm guessing the following s-final match-ups:

Argentina v Italy
Brazil v Spain

Mouthwatering indeed.

At Monday, June 26, 2006 1:02:00 PM, Blogger spiller said...

keropok: Brazil will meet Spain in q-final, provided they beat Ghana and France respectively.

the winner of Brazil-Spain then only will advance to s-final.

At Monday, June 26, 2006 2:35:00 PM, Blogger Keropok said...

Sorry sorry...
That was Brazil v Portugal, not Spain.

I think they will still overcome England, in spite of yesterday's bloodbath with the Dutch.


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