The game between Sweden & Denmark was a fix...and I could care less what anybody else says...and I say this with calm words...nothing aggresive. this
is my opinion, even though I dont care about anybody elses...y'all are still welcome to dissagree with me.
I agree that Italy could play allot better, but you need also a bit of luck to go true...'ask Zidane and his team'...
It was tough luck for Italy...how many Danish & Swedish fans carried..signs or flags that said "2-2"...they all wanted it to happen..and it did.
What are the odds of 1 team not winning... and what are the odds of a 2-2 score line...in the minority of anything...
The first goal Sweden scored was a penalty(what is the keeper doing there?? They were down 1-0, and it ties it up.(1-1)
Then the 2nd goal by Sweden(just sounds so pathetic the fact that the keeper dropped the ball in the last minute...I wouldnt be surprised if the
keeper got payed off) came in the final minutes of the game...88th...or 89th minute, to seal the fix...
Yea...Vieri missed some good chances.
But I dont think Italy played horrible!
Aainst Denmark we did, but even there we had direct shots on goal. We played better against Sweden, tough luck...Bruce Lee came from the dead...took
over Ibrahimovic's body and scored a miracle goal in final mintues...
And we surely played better then Bulgaria in those wheater conditions!
so we didnt have much luck on our hands, like the French.
Italy deserved to go through just as much as Sweden or Denmark did, but Sweden tied against Italy & Denmark in the final minutes...
Isn't it a bit strange that Denmark & Sweden ended in 2-2 , exactly as everyone talked about before the game?
BUT, Sweden looked great against Denmark, allowed 2 goals...and should have allowed 3 or more...If only the result wasn't agreed on. But hey, some
people consider that a good preformence...not counting that they would have lost clearly if it weren't a penalty...or the keeper dropping the ball in
the last 2 mins of the game.
NOW, The art of match fixing...
Soccer is probably the only sport where match fixing is as artistic as the game itself!
*First off, there is no match fixing at federation level! Too easy to get caught as too many people would get involved, thus a simple disgruntled
secretary could blow the whole thing away. Only a couple individuals within the federation would get involved to "sanction" and that's it! 99% of
the federation has NO CLUE of what happened, the 1% controls the whole scheme. RARELY, you'll have a whole team in on it. Again, that would have been
too easy to catch or heavily suspect. It can and has happened though! What a man does not know, does not hurt him
Second, the "real" trick to match fixing is by paying off SPECIFIC individuals or "pivot" points. Basically, GAME CHANGERS.
What or rather WHO would be a good game changer?
- Referee's, as shown in World Cup 2002!
- Goal Keepers.
- Pivot players, like a good goal scorer suddenly misses EVERYTHING, including open nets. Or a GOOD midfielder who suddenly starves the strikers
and/or easily gives the ball away. Basically players you can say: "well he had a bad day/tournament... how unusual" (Who is the blame?.....The
I'd say the Danish keeper would be it. He dropped SO MANY balls in this game it wasn't funny.
He downright stunk it up to the point that if I
was coach, I'd consider dumping him for the next game(s).
In high level leagues, the fixing is usually VERY hard to catch. In lower status leagues, match fixing can be quite blatant.