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The World Cup Gets Turned Upside Down

 

Oscar1 600x400 The World Cup Gets Turned Upside Down

So, England and Brazil’s World Cup dreams are over. In both matches, the favorites were outplayed, conservative and uninspiring.

England’s demise falls to Wayne Rooney. The idiotic kick by Rooney was the turning point in the match. From that point on, England had to change its tactics and the harsh, cruel defeat by penalties seemed to be inevitable. England should, yet again, study how Germany takes penalty kicks.

Brazil, meanwhile, were impotent in front of goal and its midfield was unable to play due to excellent French defending. Let’s just hope that France thrashes Portugal. Scolari’s men don’t deserve to be in the position they’re in after a physical and uninspiring display against England.


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