Didn’t expect this …

June 27, 2006 at 9:20 pm 5 comments

No, I don’t mean Brasil vs. Ghana, although I hoped that Ghana would win, and they should have. No, I mean, I didn’t expect that France would win against spain. I was sure, that Spain would win against France on the way to the match against Brasil, where they will kick Brasil out of the Game. They were, next to Argentinia and Germany, my Top-Favs. But this is football and everything can happen. So spain again did not reach the quarter finals. What a pity. And their group-games were so great. I was really expecting a lot from them. So my Favs are running out. And I fear that Brasil will do it again, although there is no magic in their game.

Watching this World Cup I realized that something strange has happend: Germany, the “Mannschaft”, has always played effective but nearly never really nice football. Many other Nations have played nice, but not always that effective football. Now Germany has started to play nice, really nice football (and is effective until now). But now all the other Teams have started to play “german style”: effective, but far away from nice. Look at Brasil. They have won 3:0. They have shot something about 6 times on the Ghanaian goal. 6 Chances in 90 Minutes and 3 goals. They didn’t play “Brasil style” but “german style”. Or England. I am still surprised how they have come so far. They are playing really boring. But they are in the quarter finals.

I hope the “new german style” will win against the “old german style” and Germany will kick Argentinia back to South America. Then in the semi-finals they will break Italys fortress and in the finals they will show Brasil what real magic is. Revanche for 2002.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  June 28, 2006 at 12:17 am

    YES! I hear you on Germany booting Argentina back to S.A.!

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  • 2. danny aus amman  |  June 28, 2006 at 10:34 am

    thats exactly what i think. German is the only team which plays nice, and much more than that. So we hope that this will be the effective strategy to win the world cup.
    But im still a little bit afraid of the Argentinos. One good shot, like this from Rodriguez, and we will loose. May it never be.

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  • 3. pivu  |  June 28, 2006 at 11:43 am

    Don’t forget the opponents of Germany so far: Costa Rica, Poland, Ecuador and Sweden. Not really the kind of teams what I would call world-class. And remember, they were not able to win against one single Top-Team (BRA, ARG, ENG, SPA, FRA, NL, ITA – did I forget one?) since 6 years now, and friday Argentina is waiting. And tuesday Italy (hopefully …).

    I was not surprised by France’s win over Spain. Spain was similar to Holland mentally k.o. after 70 mins, France (as Portrugal, England and Brasil) was able to use his experience and individual class in the end. Exactly this scenario I’m expecting when Germany will play (lose?) against Argentina. Hope they will win in the penalty-shootout.

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  • 4. kapeka  |  June 28, 2006 at 11:51 am

    England didn’t have that much stronger opponents and they were playing worse (They, too, played against Ecuador and Sweden). France didn’t have really much stronger opponents (not even switzerland) and they didn’t play very well. And Germany played really offensive and stable football. So I don’t see why Germany shouldn’t be on the same level as Argentinia and Brasil, and maybe France. So they are one of four Top Teams. And that’s much more than you could expect before this World Cup. They are definitivly better than England and France.
    The Match against Argentinia will be surly their hardest match, but if they win it, they will have the chance to get the cup.

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  • 5. pivu  |  June 28, 2006 at 12:11 pm

    Everybody who wins has the chance to win the cup 🙂 .

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