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World Cup Losing its Fizz?

jurgen klinsmann World Cup Losing its Fizz?

Seven of the eight second round matches have been played, with just this afternoon’s France versus Spain match left. But out of the seven thus far, how many of them have been entertaining and had you sitting on the edge of your seat? For me, it’s been just one and that was the Argentina against Mexico match.

Sweden was a disappointment against Germany, England’s win was necessary but not exciting, Portugal against Netherlands looked like a rugby match, and yesterday’s Italy versus Australia and Switzerland versus Ukraine matches were snoozefests.

Today’s Brazil against Ghana match was disappointing because the Africans kept on wasting their chances in front of goal. In fact, I have the same complaint about all African teams in the World Cup this year. Angola, Ivory Coast and Togo all could have progressed if they improved their shooting skills.


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