Tuesday, June 13, 2006

France 0 Switzerland 0

France looked pretty rubbish in this game. It's now been 360 minutes since the French last scored a goal in World Cup play(Emmanuel Petit in the 90th minute of the '98 final against Brazil). Thierry Henry did little to silence his critics that he is notoriously missing in big games as he failed to impose his will on the Swiss in this game. All the worst fears of French fans were confirmed as they looked disjointed for the parts of the game I was able to catch. The return of Zidane, Makelele and Thuram was enough to get the French through the qualifiers but much needs to change if they intend to get a win off the South Koreans in what is now suddenly a must win game. In truth, the French were lucky to escape this game with a point as Switzerland had a clear opportunity to win the game in stoppage time but Alexander Frei placed his header wide. South Korea is now on top of the group with three points after their 2-1 win over Togo.

Next up: Brazil v. Croatia. I'll be sneaking down to the conference room on the 7th floor to keep tabs on this one.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Clarity said...

I just finished reading through your World Cup Blog. I love it! I'll be back to read more. Right now I'm following the World Cup (living, breathing..talking..soccer lately) Your entries were interesting and informative! Keep it up!

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