Tuesday, 17 June 2008

No Córdoba, Then

Gary Lineker once described football as "a match between two teams of 11 men and Germany wins on penalties". Well, they didn't need penalties last night. I like to think my prediction was roughly right, I didn't attempt to predict the result, although in the end it was all too predictable.

What I didn't foresee, however, was Austria's complete lack of anything resembling a striker. They played some very fine football, their passing tended to be accurate and they could put lovely crosses in to the box all night. The problem was that there was never anybody who could shoot on the end of that cross.

A pity. But a decent game never-the-less.

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