18 June 2008

End to the group stages

So this is it. It went by really really fast, didn't it? I can't believe it's time for the quarterfinals already.

And I can't believe Russia move on and not Sweden. Sweden were so outplayed today. Russia deserved it.
If this tournament has taught me anything, it's that the oldies must go. France, Italy, Sweden.... if your squad is depending on a bunch of over 30 players, it's time to move on. Sure it's great to have some veterans with experience but they are old and tired and you better balance that out. Or else you are screwed.
That said, I don't think Russia has a chance against the Dutch.

And then there was little ole Spain. They make 10 changes to their line up and they still beat Greece. Either Spain are the real deal or Greece really suck.
Oh yeah, Greece really suck.

Onto the next stage! Woo hoo!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow. the group stage really did fly by!
i cannot believe how fast this month is moving.

so, who'll be the last four? i've already said i cannot predict italy-spain. i just can't. but i'm definite on portugal and nederlands.

okay, so there's 2 of the four. i'm SO excited.

and thanks for the blog, Nikki. your posts always make me giggle.