posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 12:51 PM
Some great games so far, some teams have done alot better than i thought they would. Namely Ecuador, Trinidad and Australia. But we musn't get carried
away as its just the first games.
Looking at the teams that have played so far, Argentina look pretty good but the Ivory Coast was unlucky not to get a draw as they came on strong
towards the end. The Germans only played Costa Rica and they need a stiffer test to see how their defence holds up as Costa Rica put two goals past
them and they are pretty poor.
England got off to a slow start but that was expected, they boast one of the best defences in the World Cup, but they are carrying a few injuries and
unfit players so they should improve as they go along. The group isnt exactly a difficult one and they should go through with ease. If they beat
Trinidad, which they should, Sven will rest a few for the Sweden game im sure.
Poland didnt play well at all. Sweden played ok, they played some good football but lacked around the goal area and never got that bit of luck. With
Ibrahimovich and Larssen in the side i'm sure they will score a few goals.
Holland played well and its a tough group they are in, but i think they have the right players to see them through. Czechs played well today, but they
was only playing the US. They have an old side and the way some players have been found wanting in the temperatures, i think they might struggle a bit
in the later stages, but they should qualify from there group..
I'm waiting to see how Brazil kick off their World Cup.. In style i guess!