Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another Upset

I say another, but this is the only real upset so far. Italy has been knocked out after nearly making a late come back to eventually lose 3-2 to Slovakia in injury time. The former Champions took a horrible beating throughout most of the game but the Azzurri came back with a late goal to give themselves a glimmer of hope. But with a number of tight decisions by the ref to disallow close calls, they were eventually knocked out.

Interestingly, Japan played a fantastic game today to force a 3-1 win against Denmark. This means Japan is definitely through the Group Stages and into the Round of 16. I'm still trying to catch the highlights but apparently Honda scored a rather spectacular goal early on. Can't wait to see it!

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