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England had hard time against Ecuador, Portugal and Netherlands played the hardest game of the cup
By ALEX "XUPOL" VARELA, MOP Squad Sports Staff Writer
Jun 25, 2006 - 9:52:00 PM

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Hi everyone!!, wow, we got a wrestling match today between Portugal and Netherlands, the referee lost the control of the match since minute 3 and thats why we got injured people and four red cards, on the other hand, we got a boring match, England tried 4, 5 shots to goal and then they waited an attack of Ecuador, heres what happened today:

 

ENGLAND VS ECUADOR

 

Ecuador tried to open the scoreboard but England's deffense stopped everything

VENUE: Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion

 

RESULT: ENGLAND 1 0 ECUADOR

 

GOALS: David Beckham

 

LINE-UP:

 

ENGLAND: Paul Robinson, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney, Joe Cole (Jamie Carragher 77), Owen Hargreaves, Michael Carrick, David Beckham (Aaron Lennon 87`), Steven Gerard (Stewart Downing 92+)

 

ECUADOR: Cristian Mora, Ivan Hurtado, Ulises de la Cruz, Edwin Tenorio (Crisitan Lara 69), Edison Mendez, Carlos Tenorio (Ivan Kaviedes 72), Agustin Delgado, Segundo Castillo, Luis Valencia, Giovanny Espinoza, Neicer Reasco

 

Shots

[ENGLAND-4* ECUADOR-6]

Shots on goal

[ENGLAND-4* ECUADOR-3]

Offsides

[ENGLAND-3* ECUADOR-6]

Fouls

[ENGLAND-13* ECUADOR-24]

Yellow Cards: John Terry, Paul Robinson, Jamie Carragher (ENG); Luis Valencia, Carlos Tenorio, Ulises de la Cruz (ECU)

Red Cards: -

Ball Possession

[ENGLAND-49%* ECUADOR-51%]

 

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: John Terry (England)

 

Man of the Match: John Terry

PORTUGAL VS NETHERLANDS

 

VENUE: Franken-Stadion

 

RESULT: PORTUGAL 1 0 NETHERLANDS

 

GOALS: Maniche (POR)

 

LINE-UP:

 

PORTUGAL: Ricardo, Fernando Meira, Costinha, Pauleta (Petit 46), Cristiano Ronaldo (Simao Sabrosa 34), Miguel, Nuno Valente, Ricardo Carvalho, Maniche, Luis Figo (Tiago 84), Deco

 

NETHERLANDS: Edwin Van Der Sar, Khalid Boulahrouz, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, Dirk Kuyt, Joris Mathijsen (Rafael Van Der Vaart 56), Arjen Robben, Andre Ooijer, Mark Van Bommel (John Heitinga 67), Robin Van Persie, Phillip Cocu (Jan Vennegoor Of Hesselink 84), Wesley Sneijder

 

Portugal and Netherlands fought... with kicks and hands

Shots

[PORTUGAL-4* HOLLAND-11]

Shots on goal

[PORTUGAL-10* HOLLAND-20]

Offsides

[PORTUGAL-4* HOLLAND-2]

Fouls

[PORTUGAL-10* HOLLAND-15]

Yellow Cards: Maniche, Costinha [2], Petit, Luis Figo, Deco [2], Ricardo, Nuno Valente (POR); Mark Van Bommel, Khalid Boulahrouz [2], Giovanni Van Bronkhorst [2], Wesley Sneijder, Rafael Van Der Vaart (HOL)

Red Cards: Costinha, Deco (POR); Khalid Boulahrouz, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (HOL)

Ball Possession

[PORTUGAL-38%* HOLLAND-62%]

 

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Maniche (Portugal)

 

Man of the Match: Maniche

QUALIFIED TEAMS:

 

1.- GERMANY

2.- ARGENTINA

3.- ENGLAND

4.- PORTUGAL

5.-

6.-

7.-

8.-

 

ELIMINATED TEAMS:

 

1.- SWEDEN

2.- MEXICO

3.- ECUADOR

4.- NETHERLANDS

5.-

6.-

7.-

8.-

 

SCOREBOARD:

 

1.- Miroslav Klose (Germany) [goals:4]

2.- Fernando Torres (Spain) [goals:3]

3.- Hernan Crespo (Argentina)  [goals:3]

4.- Maxi Rodriguez (Argentina) [goals:3]

5.- Lukas Podolski (Germany) [Goals:3]

6.- Tim Cahill (Australia) [goals:2]

7.- Steven Gerard (England) [goals:2]

8.- Ronaldo (Brazil) [goals:2]

9.- Maniche (Portugal) [goals:2]

10.-Thierry Henry (France) [goals:2]

 

**--__NEXT ROUND MATCHES__--**

 

2nd and 3rd Stage games

Well people, thats what happened today, lets see what we have for tomorrow:

 

Monday's Games

**--_ITALIA VS AUSTRALIA_--*

 

HOUR: 17HRS

 

VENUE: Fritz-Walter-Stadion

 

REFEREE: Luis Medina Cantalejo (SPA)

 

KEEP AN EYE ON: Alessandro Nesta (ITA) and Harry Kewell (AUS)

 

XUPOL PREDICTION: ITALY 1 1 AUSTRALIA (extra time: ITALY 2 1 AUSTRALIA)

 

**--_SWITZERLAND VS UKRAINE_--**

 

HOUR: 21HRS

 

VENUE: Cologne

 

REFEREE: Armando Archundia (MEX)

 

KEEP AN EYE ON: Alexander Frei (SUI) and Anatoliy Tymoschuk (UKR)

 

XUPOL PREDICTION: SWITZERLAND 1 2 UKRAINE

 

Players to watch

Well people, thats all for today, see you tomorrow!!

 

ATTE: ALEX (Mr.X) VARELA (HX@N=L__N خ   ) HAVE A NICE DAY!!! :)

 

ALEX "XUPOL" VARELA

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