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Mon. 15th June:
England v. Tunisia
Romania v. Columbia
Germany v. Team USA
The first corner fell to Tunisia -- exceptional, sent thirty yards upfield. Anything wrong with the box?
Baya took on Le Saux quite comfortably, and so do most number 8's each weekend in the Premiership. Why England fans think they have an exceptional squad is beyond me, and I am one too.
Sol Cambell played like a midfielder at times. If you watch the Spurs, then you are used to his wing back play.
I think England missed kebab Gascoigne for the unpredictable. And that is what England were not -- they were too predictable.
Alan Shearer headed in for England from a Le Saux free-kick, just before half-time. What was the Tunisian keeper doing? He was already diving for a direct kick..... Hoddle was not on the pitch, he is only the coach. (Half-time: 1-0).
The second half was nothing spectacular, with David Seaman having an easy afternoon in goal for England. If he had gone off to the beach he wouldn't have been missed.
At last lazy Sherringham was replaced by Michael Owen. Paul Ince laid a ball to Scholes, Ince ran through, clearly offside, but he had nothing to do with further events. Scholes decided it himself. England have three points, a clean sheet, and a vital two goals.
Paul Scholes should have had a hat-trick, but I don't think it's coming
Romania dominated the first half an hour; the closest chance falling to Moldovan. Four minitues later, Mondragon made an excellent double save from Ilie and a follow up from Moldovan again.
On the stroke of half-time, Ilie beat two defenders in the area, and chipped the Columbian goalie. (Half-time: 1-0).
In the second half, Ricon let loose for Columbia, but it was wide.
Out of 14 shots in the game, Columbia only managed to get
seven on target. A rather disappointing match.
Germany threatened first with Bierhoff.
On ten minutes, Jurgen Klinsmann headed back a deep corner for Andy Möller to head in. (Half-time: 1-0).
We had to wait until the fiftieth minute for a realistic American chance.
Fifteen minutes later, Klinsmann took an excellent cross from Bierhoff on the chest, and calmly claimed Germany's second.
Brian Maisonneuve found space 9 minutes from time, but all Kopke had to do was look at the ball. Ramos also showed that he can strike the ball, now all he needs to is get it between the posts.
Not much for Americans to cheer about -- a conservative win for the Germans.
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