World Cup Game Week 2

Nothing has happened in groups A and B that wasn’t already covered in the previous post. We’re that lazy, and it shows in out work ethic. But how about the action from Week 2? Germany and Ghana gave us a thrilling second half. Costa Rica claims another scalp. Bosnia & Herzegovina are eliminated. France has risen from the ashes of South Africa. Continue reading

World Cup Gameday 1 Review (and Predictions)

The beauty of a tournament so short like the World Cup is that while at first, and only then, there is room for second chances, not every team will react similarly to the inevitable hiccup. Croatia and Cameroon, Greece and Japan, Uruguay and England, Ecuador and Honduras, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ghana and Portugal, and Algeria have all lost their openers. Some by the slightest margin allowable and others beyond a reasonable recovery. The two I left out, Spain and Australia, are both eliminated. I figured Spain was too shocked to mount a bounceback win because a breakdown in morale usually follows a categorical defeat. Their companion in misery in the group, Australia, unanimously unfancied from the start, always had a better chance to recover. And it showed in how it traded leads in its elimination loss. Continue reading