posted on Jun, 17 2018 @ 03:29 PM
Sunday June 17th Results
Group E : Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia
A fantastic strike from Aleksandar Kolarov's free-kick gave Serbia a narrow victory. Although they were deserved winners in the end. Costa Rica were
not the team of 4 years ago and appeared to be lacking the motivation to really test the Serbians. The win was important for Serbia as it puts them in
a good position to go further in the competition.
Group F : Germany 0-1 Mexico
Who would have thought it? A pacey, enthusiastic Mexican side could have won this by more but for some sloppy play on the counter against the World
Champions. In the end the Mexicans tired defence saw the game through. Germany looked complacent and perhaps over confident even after going a goal
down. Their history in Russia is not good.
Is this the start of the end for this team or merely a blip before they get back to their old selves again?
Group E : Brazil 1-1 Switzerland
Despite a great opening goal from Barcelona midfielder Philipe Coutinho, Brazil were unable to finish the game triumphant. The Swiss grabbed an
equalizer from a Steven Zuber header and then seemed intent on doing anything and everything they could to frustrate and disrupt the Brazilians
rhythm. They succeeded and won a valuable point.
Who would have thought Germany would be the first European team to lose a game and Uruguay the only Latin American side to have 3 points at this
Of course things can change rapidly in these tournaments. So I am not counting any chickens just yet. Especially live ones in team colours!
Tomorrow there are three more fixtures to enjoy.
Sweden v South Korea
Belgium v Panama
Tunisia v England
I've washed my England home, away and goalie shirts and they are drying in the backyard.
Three shirts on my line now all three a gleaming.....
Thirty years of dirt.......never stopped my dreaming
edit on 17/6/2018 by mirageman because: R.I.P Frank Sidebottom