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Friday, June 09, 2006

Ecuador 2 Poland: 0 And Some Of Yer Actual Defending

Well, it's been a great opening day for the 2006 World Cup with Ecuador having defeated Poland 2-0. Ecuador, it seems, are a team with a very strong defence - especially Espinoza - and their victory really opens up Group A.

Personally, I'm not particularly surprised at Poland's performance or lack of creative edge, but I wouldn't like to predict which two teams from this Group will go through to the next round. One thing is for sure...neither England nor Sweden in Group B will be particularly concerned about who they might meet if they qualify.

It was a tactically solid performance from Ecuador of the type that you expect to see in a World Cup Finals. The football itself wasn't amazing quality but it all bodes extremely well for the competition as a whole if the standard set by these two games is maintained.
Digg!

posted by mark_s at 9:56 PM

2 Comments:

Blogger Amy Heidi said...

Didn't watch the second half of the match, was too tired I slept during the 10 minutes rest (I've to wake up at midnight to watch both games). The first 20 minutes was boring, things only heated up after Ecuador scored.

1:58 AM  
Blogger kenna101 said...

are u serious,poland got beaten.i cant believe it.

12:44 PM  

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