6/19/10

FIFA - DISAPPOINTMENT


FIFA world cup 2010...........all the hype created by the people and media ...............the wavin flag song by knaan.....followed by the waka waka by none other than shakira.......and everyone will be thiking this is all the WC requires but is it enough?????????????????????


the majority of the fav hav not performed to even 50% of their potential.............

starting with Brazil........winning 2-1 and taking awya maximum points would indeed please dunga but to win the WC a lot more has to be put in...................with ivory coast and and Portugal taking a point each from their game against each other the game between Brazil and the these two teams becomes vital...............


perhaps the biggest upset in the tournament so far.........swiss beating the Spanish 1-0......after the Spanish dominating perhaps 75-80% of the match it was a hard result............if spain finish second and brazil finish first in their respective grps then they will face off in the round of sixteen..........it would indeed be interesting....wouldnt it


perhaps the strongest team on paper along with Spain are none other than England.........after two games they hav not managed to win even one............. with two points and only one match remaining it is very unlikely that they go through...........unless they beat slovenia in their last game.......


Netherlands were supposed to sweep of their opponents in their first game........even thoiug they won the game 2-0 they failed to impress and were far from their best......they really ned to pull up their socks as well...........


germany...........well wat can i say abt this team..........from beating australia 4-0 to losing to serbia 1-0........it will be interesting to see how they perform without their star striker klose who was sent off in the game against serbia.....but still germany are topping their grp...........


next come the reigning world champions italy...............they hav played only one game where they drew with paraguay ............they would want to win both of their remaining games to go into the knock out stages ith good momentum............


the runner up of the previous world cup,..... france....... face the scare of becoming the first team to go out of the world cup................they have played two games.........drawn one and lost the other............they not only need to win against south africa with a big margin(atleast 3-4 goals without conceeding any)...........but also hope that the match between mexico and urugay does not end in a draw and also hope that the margin of defeat of any team is as much as possible...............as france can enter the knockout stages only on goal difference..........


with almost all of the top teams not doing well consistently....there is one team which has lived upto its expectation..........its none other than the south american giants ARGENTINA......... with the likes of messi,higuain and others......they are the only teams that has lived upto the expectations..................
.......maybe it is because of the highly contraversial coach none other than former arg player DIEGO MARADONA...........they hav played two matches and won both (1-0 against nigeria and 4-1 against south korea...)...........they are perhaps the fav to win the world cup now..........

thus the tournament has seen its fair share of upsets already.............. whether this is just the begining or whether the teams will perform better under pressure......... only time can tell..........



commenst are welcomed whole heartedly......

yours lovingly


susa.....:)








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