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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Forza Italia

Italy 2 - Ghana 0


To me, Italy vs Ghana has been the best match so far, providing some high quality action in both halves.
Marcello Lippi stuck to his 4-3-1-2 formation and true to his claims, the team produced an attacking display (unlike the more defense oriented and 'solid' style of previous Italian teams). However, in doing that, many a time they left holes in the defense and Ghana looked threatening at times but they sqandered many chances because of their inability to shoot from mid/long range. It was a tough match as expected in this group of death. For me, the man of the match was clearly Fabio Cannavaro, who had an outstanding match with some brilliant covering and coming up with just-in-time defending at crucial times

Hope the Azzuri hold fort and beat the Czech, because Nedved has already sent Italy out in the European championships(?) previously. That match is going to be one hell of a match.

P.S:
- A peculiar aspect of this World Cup has been the big guns losing fizz in the second half - not quite the case last night, however. England, Portugal, Argentina, Holland.... Unlike in the past, there are no longer any "easy" teams.
- What's with the shaved head of Italians - Totti, Del Piero, Cannavaro..?

4 Comments:

  • i was'nt able to see any of the matches though i ve been following it on the net and blogs. Though there have'nt been any surprises(France equalling with the Swiss and Brazil not dominating have been a few surprises), I m expecting Argentina to be in the finals(maybe cause they r my favorites). Lets see what luck has in favour for me

    By Blogger Prasanna, at Wed Jun 14, 05:43:00 PM  

  • Prasanna,
    Welcome :)
    Neenga Chennai-la irukkeengala? Appadinna edhavadhu pub/bar/hotel la poi match pakkalame? Nalla irukkum atmosphere. Try Geoffrey's @ Radha Park Inn, it rocks...

    Italy-Argentina are my joint favorites. Hope one of them go all the way :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Jun 14, 07:16:00 PM  

  • Ghana - Italy was facnating for sure. I was pleasantly surprised to see end to end action in a match involving Italy :D For that matter, Germany too have played some endearing football.

    Anyway, good to note that you are an Argentina fan. We both know which one of Italy/Argentina is going to go through to the final, don't we? :D

    By Blogger Dream Sporting, at Sun Jun 18, 12:45:00 PM  

  • dream sporting,
    Welcome!

    "We both know which one of Italy/Argentina is going to go through to the final, don't we?"
    yeah... :) [annan thmabi-la yaaru vandhaa yenna?]

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Mon Jun 19, 04:53:00 PM  

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