July 22 - 1st Place - Czech Rep. v Argentina [R]
CZECH REPUBLIC v ARGENTINA
Sunday, July 22
12:15 PM PDT / 1:15 PM MDT / 2:15 PM CDT / 3:15 PM EDT / 4:15 PM ADT / 4:45 PM NDT
5:00 PM PDT
6:00 PM MDT
7:00 PM CDT
8:00 PM EDT
9:00 PM ADT
9:30 PM NDT
11:00 PM PDT/MDT/CDT/EDT
July 23 - 12:00 AM ADT
July 23 - 12:30 AM NDT
July 23 - 5:30 PM PDT
July 23 - 6:30 PM MDT
July 23 - 7:30 PM CDT
July 23 - 8:30 PM EDT
July 23 - 9:30 PM ADT
July 23 - 10:00 PM NDT
Definitely a contrast of styles.
I lean towards the Czech style of play though and hope they win.
I think the Argentines (Argentinians?) will be all go forward and will fail in the counter attack. Two good teams for sure but I just like the way the Czech's back end handles themselves. Anyways a good tourney and mostly good soccer. Let's hope the players behave and the ref isn't put in postion to decide the outcome.
The Czechs are definitely going to apply the same formula that worked against Spain. They did push a bit in the first half, like down the wings, then basically defended and countered if possible in the 2nd and extra time.
Get a goal up and defend is a comfortable solution for them. They'll sit on it. Take Argentina to the penalties scoreless even better.
So the real question, as with the Spain game, is if the superior attacking and possession team can translate that into a goal. If they do the Czechs are forced to come out more. As they showed they can indeed come back from a bad result vs. Japan, I think even a goal down they have a chance to get back in.
Don't think it is going to be the most interesting of matches, all said. The only hope is for a Czech goal to open things up, but not too early either. Not sure it will happen. I say Argentina 2-0 in regular time.
My feeling is the Argentinians will be very offensive minded and they will attack, I dont think the Cezch can withstand the ball skills for ninety.
I see it being three to one..with the Cezch scoring on a set play....
A lot of fouls to start the game off, and the Czechs have had the better opportunities to score.
Even a better response..from └rgentina...
quote:Originally posted by Trillium
1-1. Nice. The game is actually getting exciting. Been pretty drab before hand.