Posts Tagged "Costa Rica"

Deutschland Uber Alles?

By on Jun 20, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Germany 3-0 Ecuador / Poland 2-1 Costa Rica So, now we know what England have got to do, or not do, to get through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Or, rather, we don’t. Because Ecuador put out half of their reserves this afternoon, we haven’t learnt too much about either of them. So… what little have we learnt about them? Well, let’s...

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Oh Yes, We’re The Great Ecuador

By on Jun 15, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Costa Rica 0-3 Ecuador So, farewell Costa Rica. Like Poland, they were a team that landed in Germany with realistic hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages, but they’ve been found out at this tournament. Against Germany, they were somewhat unfortunate. Two goals from outrageous distance were the key to their defeat, but this afternoon they were simply...

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A Host Of Problems

By on Jun 10, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Germany 4-2 Costa Rica Normally, of course, the World Cup starts with a match that makes everybody wonder what all the fuss was about. Four years ago, a singularly charmless Senegal team touched down in Japan and won an abysmal game against France by a single goal. It was living proof that everyone plays the European way now. Maybe the players just used to get...

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