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Old 06-24-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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The Samurais have slain the Vikings! (http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/news/japan-beat-denmark-3-1-to-go-through-to-2nd-round--fbintl_reu-worlddenmarkjapan_pix.html - broken link)

Hope this match is replayed tonight. Worth to watch.
Other than the Japanese free kicks, I thought it was a poor game made worse by an incompetent referee. They really should not allow referees who do not have substantial experience of this level to officiate in the World Cup. The Japanese have excellent technical skills and a good team ethos but are not a great team. The Danes were just very poor IMHO.
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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it was a very good game,the japs played very good,very good counter atack

one thing i have notocided is that asian teams like japan and south korea has very stamina,is this because they're asian?
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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it was a very good game,the japs played very good,very good counter atack

one thing i have notocided is that asian teams like japan and south korea has very stamina,is this because they're asian?
lol
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: TX
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one thing i have notocided is that asian teams like japan and south korea has very stamina,is this because they're asian?
If that perception were true, they'd scored plenty of Caucasian chicks.

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Old 06-24-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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just gives that impression,they don't stop running the entire match,doing pikes of velocity at 80 m
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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Other than the Japanese free kicks...
Did you see Japan's 3rd goal? It had more flair than most of Brazil's goals thus far. Honda is a real talent.
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Mount of Showing the Way
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Denmark was very strong.
Japan was very lucky.
Japan is weak.
We need much experience and time.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:22 PM
 
Location: South FL
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Portugal/Brazil go scoreless but both advance

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DURBAN, South Africa -- Two of soccer's most prolific teams couldn't find the net Friday at the World Cup.

Portugal reached the second round of the World Cup on Friday after a listless 0-0 draw with group winner Brazil. Brazil had already secured advancement and won Group G with seven points, two more than Portugal. Ivory Coast, which beat North Korea 3-0, was third with four points. The Koreans ended with zero.

Portugal came into the match with a comfortable goal differential to just about guarantee its spot in the round of 16 even with a loss.
Brazil coach Dunga blamed Portugal's defensive setup for the lackluster result.
"We played to win, but our opponent didn't," Dunga said. "We always tried to attack, but they only tried to take advantage of our mistakes."
World Cup Match Results: Portugal vs Brazil - FIFA World Cup 2010 - ESPN Soccernet
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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The whole match was set up as payback to Ivory Coast for red-carding Kaka. Brazil could have beaten Portugal. They chose not to. A tie with Portugal effectively shut out any hopes for IC to advance.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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Brazil will win.

A) Southern hemisphere advantage
B) Confident/cocky (ability to penetrate rather than remain in a defensive position)
C) Team organization
D) Spirited fans
E) Strength (sprinting and shooting)
F) Endurance (tackling and dribbling, taking possession man to man and outlasting the opponent overall)
G) Ball handling ability (aka the Harlem Globe Trotters of the futbol world)
H) Experience
I) Charm (who knows, may have an effect on the refs)
J) Used to the vuvuzelas (can we say Samba?)
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