UK time is: 06:07:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

World Cup 1st Round Matches


So the first round of games are complete. We`ve already had ups and downs and that was just from a ball smacked my Lampard!
When it all kicked off last Friday, Germany beat Costa Rica 4-2 and all the talk was not of a high scoring first game. It was of the ball; the movement in the air was massive and was a major talking point for the pundits during the first day, where Ecuador surprised everyone with 2-0 win over Poland.
All that talk had gone though by Saturday morning. All the coverage was of an English invasion of Frankfurt. 70,000 fans had travelled over to watch the match or just be involved with the world cup atmosphere. For the lucky ones that got their hands on tickets, they were generally disappointed. A fourth minute own goal was all that separated the teams. But who cares? We had 3 points in our first game. As Sweden lined up against World cup new-boys Trinidad and Tobago every expected them to top group B that evening. But one of the first round shocks came from this game in Dortmund, as the Trinidad team held the Swedish team to a 0-0, a massive achievement for them, but a massive disappointment for Sweden. Also that evening in group C Argentina beat a brave Ivory Coast team 2-1.
On Sunday Serbia and Montenegro lined up against Holland, losing 1-0 to an Arjen Robben goal. Sunday also saw Mexico see off Iran 3-1 and Portugal beat Angola 1-0. On Monday the Czech Republic came against the USA, (who are fifth in the world!) an early goal from Jan Koller and two impressive goals from Arsenal`s new signing Rosicky, ensured a 3-0 win for the Czech`s. Later on that day, Italy beat Ghana 2-0.
In group F Australia waited until the last 7 minutes to come to life and put 3 past Japan who had lead for nearly 60 minutes of the game. The day after Brazil scored a cracker from Kaka and beat Croatia 1-0. In the same day group G played there first games which saw Togo take the lead again South Korea only to eventually lose 2-1. Whilst France failed to score in their fourth consecutive world cup finals game, with a stalemate with the Swiss. The final first round of groups games finished with group H, Spain hit 4 past Ukraine whilst Tunisia and Saudi Arabia drew 2-2.
Only 2 surprises for me really with Ecuador beating Poland, and Trinidad and Tobago holding Sweden.

Thanks goes to Millers_4Eva for this article.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: mexbro miller Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 16 2006

Time: 6:28AM

Your Comments

A very good account of the first round mate, well done.
Mexbro miller
Excellent Eva,lets hope we can now put in some decent performances and progress.
eebbee
GREAT STUFF EVA, ITS TIME FOR US TO SHOW THEWORLD WHAT WE CA REALLY DO NOW.
zipadeedoodah
" nice one mate , the best team performance ? spain by a mile "
taras bulba
Well done Eva, I now await your quarter finals report!!
rybel_b
" BRILLIANT REPORT MATE- TOP DRAWER"
millers4eva
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Parkgate or Tamworth? (Friday July 25 2014)

RUFC - Latest Rumour (Thursday July 24 2014)

RUFC - Pen Pics - Kieran Agard (Thursday July 24 2014)

RUFC - Rayns Pleased With Win (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Millers Beat Forest In Friendly (Wednesday July 23 2014)

RUFC - Worrall Joins Shrimpers (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 1032
2. herringthorpe 787
3. sixpence 264
4. miller4life 147
5. mos60 145
6. MILLER NEZ 35
7. mvmiller 19
8. Millie Miller 16
9. nogginthenog 9
10. zipadeedoodah 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Millwall 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
23. Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

LUFC Injury blow for Leeds youngster
Leeds Utd : 25/07/2014 21:00:00
Gueye Signs 12 Month Contract
Millwall : 25/07/2014 20:49:00
Campbell Completes Palace Move
Cardiff : 25/07/2014 20:43:00
LUFC Viviani goes home to consider future
Leeds Utd : 25/07/2014 20:39:00
Dunk signs New Brighton Deal
Brighton : 25/07/2014 20:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

With Gerrard announcing his international retirement who should take over the skippers armband
Suggested By:  
Wayne Rooney 23%
Gary Cahill 33%
Joe Hart 22%
Other 22%