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Brazil vs. Ghana (Halftime)

I am currently trying to figure out how I managed to miss every one of Ghana's games thus far, and kicking myself for it. What an excellent bunch of scrappers. No, really, what an excellent scrap this has been. Ghana are a solid side, with fast runners and slick attacks. I can't praise them enough. They've just been so much fun to watch. They have given Brazil a run for their money, and we are looking at the Brazil as we should be knowing it to boot. Ronaldo's fifth minute sneak was definitely worthy of his name. The 46 minute goal with Lucio bringing the ball down the field, an angled pass by Cafu and Adriano's hit was all mechanically beautiful, but possibly quite offside.

It's just really tough on Ghana to have this goal gifted to Brazil, and hardly because they didn't work enough on their own. I'd read an interview with Ronaldinho earlier that basically confirms my suspicions -- Brazil really were using a strategy of putting their entire team into play while they had the chance against "softer" teams. Ronaldinho was one to notice they wouldn't be able to do this with Ghana, and they haven't. It's the entire Brazillian dream-team at work today. But man, Ghana are so cool. They had ball possession, and Amoah was great with attempts. The pile-up that landed his face smack into white paint was just one of so many scraps in this thing that would carve Ghana's name in history -- they deserve to be here, and this is definitely a team that can go home proud for playing beautiful football.

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ccfinlay
Jun. 27th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC)
I've loved seeing the football fan in you. I'll miss it once the World Cup is over.
vampyrichamster
Jun. 27th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And thanks for reading! :)
It's one of those few sporting events I watch, and the only football I watch. I try to make the best of it!
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