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Germany vs Portugal

  1. Jul 8, 2006 #1


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    Well I missed it but I heard about it afterward.

    Germany 3 - Portugal 1.

    One of the German goals was scored by Portugal - a player accidentally knock the ball in his own goal. :frown: I feel sorry for that dude.

    Bastian Schweinsteiger (Midfielder) scored two direct goals, and had a free kick deflected by Petit (Portugal) into the Portugese box.

    The highlights - http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/060708/1/8ohc.html
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  3. Jul 9, 2006 #2


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    It was a great game, both teams played well, and it was not annoying, not an all-defensive play.
    I had the impression that the referees got some instructions to watch for faul play by the Portugese, they didn't let anything pass, and were not impressed by some theatre. I have to say I was impressed by the accuracy of the refereeing... Guess that's what happens when you get a reputation. Hopefully the referee will have a similar attitude tonight, not to be impressed with freestyle diving, which would then favor France over Italy :biggrin: They had enough bad referee decisions against them until now.
  4. Jul 9, 2006 #3


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    Third place games usually are. There's less at stake, so teams just go out to put up a good show and typically, are not terribly mindful of defense - like an "all-star" game that you might watch in the US. I wouldn't be surprised if third-place games had statistically much higher scores than finals.
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