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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Round of 16… Game #3

We are now into the second day of the knockout round. Can the Europeans keep up with South Americans and get a couple of sides into the quarters? The Eastern Hemisphere is pinning its hopes on Holland and Greece moving on. While two CONCACAF sides try to keep this World Cup a Western Hemisphere party
Join us.

UWS

187 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for starting us off, mate. It's a beautiful morning in Scotia again. it is time for the Europeans to step it up and do something in this World Cup to stop the rot.

11:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here's the team news for the opener today:

Holland: Cillessen, Verhaegh, Kuyt, Vlaar, De Vrij, Blind, De Jong, Wijnaldum, Sneijder. Van Persie, Robben. Subs: Vorm, Krul, Martins Indi, Janmaat, De Guzman, Veltman, Kongolo, Clasie, Lens, Fer, Huntelaar, Memphis.

Mexico: Ochoa, Rodríguez, Salcido, Márquez, Herrera, Layún, Dos Santos, Moreno, Guardado, Peralta, Aguilar. Subs: Corona, Talavera, Reyes, Fabián, Jiménez, Pulido, Hernández, Ponce, Brizuela, Aquino, Peña, Vázquez.

Referee: Pedro Proença (POR)

11:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

In the Golden Boot stakes, Robben and RVP are now a couple of goals behind the new Colombian hotshot James Rodriguez.

11:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning. I am putting the morning chores on hold to join you for the action. Lots of local interest in this match.

11:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Can RVP or Hernandez add to Vanchester United's goal total
We are tops with 8 goals and counting
RVP 3
Hernandez 1
Rooney 1
Fellani 1
Rooney 1
Mata 1

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There will be mandatory water breaks today due to the heat and humidity. Still cooler in Forteleza than Harlingen today.

11:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great stat, UWS. It makes you wonder how we only finished seventh last season.

11:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did United sign a new player yesterday? I thought I saw something on FB about that

11:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's actually seven Vanchester United goals because you listed Roon twice. I guess he needs all the help he can get.

11:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR! Great to have you on board this morning.

11:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Interesting commentary by Bob Ley there about how the Mexican FA have apologized for Mexican fans' practice of yelling "Puta!" at opposing keepers as they're taking a goal kick.

11:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ta, Bob. Great to be chatting. I'm ready as per the emoticon I used on FB.

11:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It is 8
I didn't put down Nani

11:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That remark will need to be addressed.

11:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ta, UWS. I forgot about that. It would have been nice if he had scored for United this season.

11:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A horrible record for Europe in this tournament. Only six out of thirteen teams made it past the group stage. A lower percentage than CONCACAF. Should they lose a spot next tournament, LOL.

11:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Same could be said about Hair Bear

11:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Absolutely.

11:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Away we go

12:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two African teams in the knockout stages in the same WC tournament and three for CONCACAF. The best ever for both confederations. Should they get an extra spot? A thought.

12:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Forteleza.

12:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The heat index is 97. Now they know what Sparky and I go through in the morning and near dusk in the summer.

12:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here we go! Holland are in their brilliant orange. Mexico are in their excellent green. The Mexicans get us going. They start doing the right, left thing.

12:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A long range effort from Layoun is over.

12:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Blimey, that's hot - good thing they'll get a break.

12:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The weather will also be a factor for Mexico. Many of their big cities are at altitude where it is cooler and less humid.Half the players will have the same problems as the Dutch

12:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes. They are getting mandatory water breaks every thirty minutes.

12:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

UWS asks "where's the quality" as Sneijder sends a useless cross over.

12:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another effort from Layoun but it trickles wide.

12:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's why he plays in Turkey. The quality is with the Coffee Growers in the former of J Rod. UWS can't go wrong watching him

12:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I sense that you're pulling for the local Harlingen side today. I'll all oranje.

12:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did you see that CONCACAF and Africa are having their best ever World Cup. CONCACAF is doing better than Europe based on percent qualifying for the knockout stages.

12:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The two crosses against England , Ronaldo's cross against the US and Rooney's cross against Italy are the only quality crosses in this World Cup

12:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harlingen is a Dutch name, but I'm pulling for Mexico. They could play the Ticos in an all CONCACAF quarterfinal. That would be a first ever in the WC.

12:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I much prefer it when Robben is playing on his true left side. Free kick with Sneijder over it.

12:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm all Europe today. Hoping that UEFA don't get slots taken away from them with a poor performance. I'll be playing bazouki music this afternoon in preparation for another heroic Greek win.

12:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Another useless cross

12:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

These commentators are plonkers

12:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If UEFA do then it's their fault. It's their responsibility to perform.

12:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There was a quality cross for Russia's goal against Algeria and Costa Rica's goal against Italy, but you make an excellent point

12:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

True

12:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An odd stat. Mexico have been eliminated from the round of sixteen for the past five World Cups in a row. will the sixth time be the charm?

12:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Vlaar showing his true Villa form there. Good chance!

12:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A decent pass from Layoun but nobody was there to connect

12:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wish that Stat could be used for England!

12:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They complain about the heat index , but it peaked at 107 here yesterday afternoon. It was a slightly cooler than it is now at Forteleza when I walked Sparky in the evening

12:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Robben claims a handball but the Portugeezer ref waves on.

12:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great run down the left by Robben but lost possession because five green shirts were back, but not one orange shirt up to support him.

12:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Dutch are playing a lot more long ball stuff in this World Cup than I've seen in a while.

12:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Mexico blew it there

SHOOT

12:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - first big chance there for Herrera, a whisker away.

12:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Dutch defense was at sixes and sevens as Hector Herrera shot just wide.

12:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That stat for England would be wanted this WC , but normally we would expect better from them

12:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

CONCACAF is currently the second best performing confederation this World Cup. Your thoughts?

12:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A scramble in the Dutch box. Mexico wins a corner. The corner from Dos Santos is headed away then a Mexican foul is called.

12:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Clumsy by Vlaar , but a penalty would have been harsh.

12:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Robben with a brilliant run before he was hacked down. Ref waves on!

12:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Surely Robben was fouled near the D. The ref waves play on./

12:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's all heat related, MUR. European sides have all wilted in Manaus.

12:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice pop from distance there and Cillessen is very shaky with the save. Should have caught it.

12:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cillessen pushes away a long range effort from Salcido. He looked shaky.

12:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's still a poor tournament for UEFA. You make a valid point but the bottom line is that UEFA have underperformed.

12:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Dutch making the Mexicans chase the ball now. Clever.

12:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice ball from De Vrij to RVP but he was off balanced when he brought it down. Wide.

12:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

oH! RVP should have scored. He beat the offside trap ,controlled a long ball then sliced horribly wide.

12:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gio Dos Santos shoots straight at Cillessen

12:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gio with a half chance. I agree with UWS - Mexico have had the better chances so far.

12:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stat of the Day

Mexico have not scored a World Cup goal in the opening hour of a game since 2006
Their last 8 goals have been scored after the hour mark

12:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half an hour in and it's the cooling break.

12:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bloody Hell… the ref calls a TIME OUT
Clock does not start

12:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Going to commercial!

12:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

European teams eliminated:

England, Italy, Croatia, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and Bosnia.

Russia, Spain , and Bosnia never played in Manauas . Portugal lost before they played in Manaus and won the game after. That only leaves England, Italy , and Croatia. that can use that reason, but I still feel those three just didn't do well enough to advance.

12:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're taking a cooling break as well, with a lovely refreshing Arnold Palmer. Cheers, UWS!

12:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back from the water break. Definitely much needed.

12:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fortunately, the AC is running. I will take a water break at the half.

12:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They restart. Mexico with possession.

12:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's a fair point, mate.

12:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great stat, UWS. Mexico were cheated out of two first half goals against Cameroon. All of Belgium's goals goals have come past the 70 minute mark.

12:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Actually, I was thinking to see how much it affected the teams. It is an interesting talking point.

12:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Do you reckon that the US have a chance against the Red Devils or are Belgium just warming up.

12:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mexico should continue to run at Vlaar and do it often.

12:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think they do. Since Belgium haven't scored often The U.S. need to try and score early. I expect a really tight match.

12:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

RVP is tackled for a corner.

12:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Robben takes it short then gets the ball back and overcooks the cross.

12:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cillessen blocks a shot from Dos Santos. It was a difficult angle and routine save.

12:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stupid by Wijnaldum on Dos Santos.

12:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

RVP and Robben haven't had as much as a sniff.

12:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Four minutes of stoppage time, due to the mandatory water break.

12:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct Bob. They have been kept in check for the most part.

12:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Mexico advance then NOBODY gets any PPP points today.

12:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Robben was nearly in there. Shame.

12:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

On the replay, Robben should have got a penalty there.

12:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A horrible defensive error by Raffa Marquez then he makes up for it with a superb tackle on Robben off a pass from RVP. Never a pen. Robben as usual, went down too easily.

12:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hector Moreno down. was it the contact or is it the heat?

12:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not a pen due to Robben's reputation? Marquez would have seen red for that.

12:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That is true, MUR, and only about half of us guessed that the Dutch would go through.

Half-time - a 0-0 struggle for the Dutch.

12:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 at the half. It will be interesting to see how things pan out in the second half. The fourth match in a row for El Tri that it's been 0-0 at the half.

12:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're back on for the second half now.

1:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No changes that I can see yet. Interesting. This one could well go the distance.

1:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Wonder strike from Gio!

1:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I was worried that Vlaar couldn't handle Gio's pace. There it is. He latched to a loose ball ahead of Blind and launched a rocket.

1:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL 1-0 MEXICO GIO DOS SANTOS PUTS MEXICO IN THE LEAD WITH A GRETA LEFT FOOTED FINISH FROM THIRTY YARDS OUT.

1:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There was a change at the half. Hector Moreno was injured tackling Robben in the box at the end of the half and was replaced by Diego Reyes.

1:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mexico running Holland ragged at this point. The Dutch are wilting in the heat of Fortaleza.

1:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was really poor defending by Daley Blind but take nothing away from that finish. There's the quality.

1:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A bit better from the Dutch now. Come on, you Oranje.

1:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Atrocious corner from Robben. He gets another bite. Equally rubbish.

1:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mexico have handled the conditions well. However, some of the players play in Europe and some play at a higher altitude where heat is not a factor. They are worthy of their lead , IMHO.

1:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The heat index is 105 here. It is breezy , so you can get a nice cross breeze if you stand in the right place in the shade. How about Harlingen, TX as a World Cup venue.

1:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Uribe now with a great shot finally well held by Cillessen.

1:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Memphis , TN Depay on for Paul Verhagh, whomever he is.

1:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Memphis Depay on for the defensive Verhaugh. Good move.

1:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

OH!!!!!! Great save by Ochoa from the header off the corner.

1:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Superb reflex save by Ochoa off the corner.

1:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - that's even closer than I'd thought. De Vrij then Ochoa onto the post.

1:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was actually a volley by Vlaar that was pushed on to the post by Ochoa.

1:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Was that Mexico's earliest goal in this World Cup?

1:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry it was De Vrij, not Vlaar.

1:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - now Robben flies down and feeds Sneijder. His shot is just deflected over the Mexican goal. That was going in.

1:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH Scheijder has a shot deflected for a corner. That could have gone anywhere. Great run and pass by Robben. Counter started by Kuuyt,

1:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm surprised that goalscorer Gio is coming off. Herrera trying to protect a lead already?

1:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Javier Aquino on for Dos Santos,. the hero as Miguel Herrera plans to sit on the lead.

1:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think so, Bob. It's a risky move.

1:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How about Harlingen, TX as a World Cup venue, LOL?

1:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great cross by Robben, but Schneijder fails to connect.

1:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - another nice cross over from Robben that Sneijder just didn't latch on to. It's time to stick the Hunter on!

1:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

As long as you can air condition it, I've all for it, mate?

1:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Marquez blocks from RVP for a corner. The corner from Robben is headed away then wide by Blind.

1:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Robben goes down again and the Portugeezer again waves on. Unbelievable!!

1:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not on the pitch. They will have the mandatory water breaks. The heat index is currently 105. Would the players be able to handle it? It will be worse later this afternoon. It would probably be a venue for evening matches.

1:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Finally the ref gets fed up with the Mexican fouling. Aguilar into the book.

1:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Paul Aguilar becomes the first player booked and will miss the quarterfinal if Mexico advances.

1:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I thought Robben went down kind of easily. His reputation is really hurting him.

1:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Diego Reyes clears a pass from Reyes for a corner that is punched away by Ochoa.

1:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Interesting trivia. Matt Nocito claims that Ochoa has six fingers on one hand. Not sure if that helps his goalkeeping.

1:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLEEDIN HECK! The heat index is now 104. This Harlingen type heat

1:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You're right, MUR. Robben's rep as a flopper is hurting him. But he should have had at least one pen today.

1:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will help with those fingertip saves!

1:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Perhaps. Other than that the Dutch have not really created much. Is the ref trying to help me in the PPP?

1:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Get Sneijder off; put Huntelaar on!

1:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Robben streaked into the box but then went for goal and hit Ochoa.

1:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ochoa blocks from Robben for a corner off a solo run about a minute before the mandatory break

1:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Peralta coming off now and Chicha on. Good move from Herrera.

1:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chicha on for Oribe Peralta.

1:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vlaar, as with Villa , heads miles over from the corner.

1:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What on earth! RVP is off for Huntelaar.

1:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

For some reason, the ref isn't stopping the clock for the water breaks today as they did for the US match against Germany.

1:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't get that. The Hunter on for RVP. As Bob stated, they should have taken off Schneijder. I'm glad United didn't sign him.Now a water break.

1:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct. He didn't stop the clock, but he did add the time on in stoppage time. It seemed to be an accurate amount of time.

1:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Carlos Salcido skips easily past Vlaar then shoots high and wide. Another Villa moment.

1:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm not sure - it was only four minutes in the first half and that only accounts from the time lost to the water break with nothing else.

Here there should be at least seven minutes added to the end - three and a half for the water break plus stoppages. We'll see what he gives.

1:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There have been a lot of Villa moments today. Have the Dutch peaked too early?

1:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes. I am thinking about seven minutes. Four minutes seems about right for the first half: Three for the water break and usually one minute gets added on, so four seems about right.

1:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Holland are starting to play like bloody Stoke City now.

1:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That is tough to say. I think they just haven't performed today.It's not as if they have outplayed Mexico

1:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - another heroic moment for Ochoa before the ref blows for an infringement by the Hunter.

1:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What a save by Ochoa from the Hunter off a great cross from Robben, but definitely offside.

1:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not really. But Mexico have really gone into their shells in this second half. They were better in the first. It's really just been the wonder goal and nothing else.

1:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Would that make them the Flying Dutchman if they play a lot of long ball?

1:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

True The Dutch really haven't played anywhere near their capabilities today.

1:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Sneijder finally comes up trumps!

1:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL!!!! 1-1 WHAT A CRACKER OF A FINISH BY SCHNEIJDER AS THE CORNER FROM ROBBEN WAS HEADED DOWN.

1:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I honestly thought that the Hunter had missed the chance when he headed back instead of toward goal but he set Sneijder up perfectly for a rocket of a shot.

1-1

Bring on the extra time now.

1:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Dutch might use this to push for the winner but they don't seem to be up for it.

1:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

who headed down the corner for Scheijnder to score? was it the Hunter? I think a draw is an accurate reflection of how the match has gone. Poor Mexican marking off the corner.

1:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A timely goal for Clockwork Orange!

1:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

OH - Memphis jinks inside and has his shot deflected. Corner opportunity.

1:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Six minutes of stoppage time. It should be seven.

1:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Penalty for Robben and Holland! Third time's a charm!

1:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Very dramatic flop but still a pen.

1:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW! It goes horrible wrong for El Tri. A definite trip by Raffa Marquez on Robben in the box and booked for that.

1:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I thought this one was a pen.

1:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hunter to take. Guadrado booked for stalling.

1:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Huntelaar to take it.....

scores!!!!!!!

2-1!

1:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great penalty and then The Hunter celebrates by karate kicking the corner flag.

1:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! 2-1 CLOCKWORK ORANGE AS THE HUNTER BURIES IT IN THE CORNER , SENDING OCHOA THE WRONG WAY.

1:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This looks to be the sixth consecutive World Cup that El Tri will be eliminated in the round of sixteen.

1:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

El Tri must feel as if they are facing Malcolm McDowell.

1:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What late drama. WOW!

1:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Aquino tries a pop from an acute angle and it's well handled by Cillessen.

1:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over as the Dutch come from behind with two late goals to beat Mexico 2-1.

1:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Full-time! The Dutch are knackered but they're through to the quarters and will face either Greece or Costa Rica. Looks like a bye to the semis to me.

1:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will the Dutch face another CONCACAF team in the quarters.

1:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Probably so for the Dutch.

1:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm off to have lunch then will be around for the next match.

1:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We've just finished our lunch and are considering jumping in the pool between matches.

2:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well in. I would if we had one.

2:33 PM  

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