Thursday, April 21, 2011

2011 WCP Cup Quarterfinals - Recap

Laos 3, Greece 1 - Greece finally fell back to earth after riding on the clouds of overachievement for five games. Laos controlled this game completely after Greece scored the opening goal off of a free kick, and it was only a matter of time before the Laosians put it away. Greece gave a complete effort so give them credit, but I don't think there was any doubt that Laos was going to win it. I predicted 4-2 for Laos.

Ireland 7, Canada 2 - I think Dave Brown scored five goals for Ireland and near the end of the game he wasn't even trying to score any more. This was over in everyone's minds after about five minutes and it was really over when the score was 4-0 with 11 minutes gone. I feel Canada's pain - Norway got crushed by Ireland too - and the Irish are going to be a tough stop for El Salvador. I predicted 6-1 for Ireland.

El Salvador 1, France 0 - I didn't see much of this game because I was preparing for my own game. From what I did see, it looked to be evenly matched and a pretty defensive game. I definitely saw the free kick in the second overtime by Shawn Riggs of El Salvador. If you're going to win in the last minute, there's not much better way to do it than with a beautiful free kick around the wall and into the top corner. I predicted 3-1 for France.

Poland 3, Norway 0 - I already rehashed this in my game recap.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

dont know what u mean when u say that laos controlled the game after greece scored the opener. I think the 1000 fans in attendance saw greece for the second time this tournament CONTROL the game.,,, until the greek defender slipped and laos had a quick breakaway and scored at the 45th minute mark.. Laos was defensive, and greece was on the attack the whole game. FINAL STANDINGs Greece 6th place , norway 7th place. Greece lost fair and square but dont review the game and put up garbage on your blog.

Anonymous said...

man greece stfu seriously, u guys have these lame excuses why this and that happend, your just not good enough can you admit that and give other team credit???

Playmaker said...

Well, all of the fans I was with thought Greece was getting the game taken to them. And considering Laos had all of the scoring chances I'd say that's a little more evidence against the Greek cause. If that was Greece on the attack then forgive me for not being impressed. Laos handled everything pretty easily.

greece said...

laos deserved to win on the scoreboard but braden has his norway goggles on when he writes up this garbage. just saying , we attacked laos for 45 min, the last 5 min was all them. Laos all the way!!! Greece 6th place, Norway 7th place

Anonymous said...

so greece then was better than norway this year, it says greece 6th and norway 7th. its on all the blogs. will braden admit that greece was better this year than norway

Playmaker said...

Ah Greece fans. Some year you might beat Norway and avenge that terrible 2007 loss. But this isn't the year.

If everyone says Greece is better then it must be true right? Because that's how logic works right? Wait, it doesn't?

Anonymous said...

why dont you guys schedule an exhibition game for the 6th and 7th spot?

Playmaker said...

Because that would be petty and pathetic and would mean I actually cared. It's 6th and 7th, both teams lost - it's not a junior track meet where anyone actually cares. Of course, I'll still do tournament rankings - but unless you're top four it really shouldn't matter to anyone.

Anonymous said...

ya I dunno what some of greeces problem is, so what if he(Braden) thinks you guys at the start of the tourny were goin to finish dead last in group play, cant really fault him for thinking that when Greece hasnt won a game in 2 yrs or something like that and lets be real if you guys were placed in Group D you wouldnt even get a win in that group.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha Greece finished better than Norway. What a joke. Norway is just a garbage team. You guys have no talent nor will you ever. What a PRETENDER of a team ... try making some changes.

Anonymous said...

Greece Greece Greece.... You got one good result against france and that is it. Everyone else you played were easy victories. Norway would of done the exact same if they were in your group. Its so annoying to come on here and read your stupid comments. Greece you are no better then Norway don't let an easy group make you think any different. You deserved to lose to Loas. Loas were the better team and outplayed you. So less shit talking its really annoying.

David Brown