Monday, September 17, 2007

Kudos to Japan

Hats off to Japan. While they are going home after a 2-0 loss to Germany in their final Group A match, they pulled off two dramatic ties with stoppage time goals and then held the powerful Germans to two goals off set plays, including a late penalty kick. Meanwhile, England was stomping on the poor Argentines, 6-1, as star Kelly Smith scored twice and England got two penalty kicks. Germany wins Group A and will play the second place team in Group B. England finishes second in Group A and will play the Group B winner. If the USA goes through to the quarterfinals after tomorrow’s game vs. Nigeria, either one of the opponents will make for one of the best second round matches of the tournament.

1 comment:

Orendurff said...

Would it be better for the WNT to meet Germany and then Norway rather than England and then Brazil? I am worried that the WNT looks overtrained. They have yet to play their best soccer. I want them to settle down and dominate Nigeria, but it's not likely. Here my prediction for tomorrow: US 4, Nigeria 1, Wipha 3. Are goggles allowed in WWC? Let's just come out injury free.