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World Cup 2006 Review - Last 16 by David Walker

The World Cup has been reduced from 32 to 16 participating nations as the knockout stages begin. This is how the last 16 faired as they battled for a place in the quarter finals.

Argentina were firm favourites to see off Mexico but Ricardo La Volpe's side were not there to simply make up the numbers. Captain Rafael Marquez gave Mexico a shock lead after four minutes but Argentina hit back five minutes later through Hernan Crespo, although it is questionable whether the Chelsea striker touched the ball. With the 90 minute draw secured at 7/2, the match looked to be heading for penalties until Maxi Rodriguez produced what could be goal of the tournament to send Argentina into the quarter finals.

Germany set up a mouth-watering quarter final encounter with Argentina after seeing off Sweden. Lukas Podolski showed his Golden Boot credentials with two goals after three and 11 minutes to win the match for the hosts at odds of 8/11.

England were predictably short odds at 1/2 to beat surprise second round qualifiers Ecuador but their 1-0 victory wasn't convincing. Ecuador should have scored early on when Carlos Tenorio's latched onto an error by John Terry, but his shot was deflected off Ashley Cole and on to the bar. David Beckham curled in a decisive free kick after 59 minutes to secure victory.

Portugal beat fancied Holland at odds of 23/10 through a solitary Maniche goal after 22 minutes but it was four sendings off and plethora of yellow cards that was the game's main talking point. Maniche, Costinha, Petit, Figo, Deco, Ricardo and Nuno Valente were all booked, with Costinha and Deco also receiving their marching orders for Portugal, while Van Bommel, Boulahrouz, Van Bronckhorst, Sneijder and Van der Vaart saw yellow with Boulahrouz and Van Bronckhorst also seeing red.

Italy were odds on jollies at 4/7 to see off Australia but extra time looked likely until the Italians won it with a controversial injury time penalty. Lucas Neill was adjudged to have fouled Fabio Grosso and Francesco Totti swept home the resulting spot kick to send 10-man Italy into the quarter finals.

Switzerland and Ukraine were involved in possibly the worst match of the tournament so far, with first-time qualifiers Ukraine securing their place in the last eight. Both sides played out a goalless, 90 minutes draw at 2/1 and with no goals in extra time, the first penalty shoot-out took place. Switzerland were equally poor from 12 yards out with the Ukraine triumphing 3-0.

Brazil were unconvincing against Ghana, but the 3-0 scoreline will have pleased big hitters who took them at 2/7. Ronaldo and Adriano gave Brazil a comfortable half-time lead with goals after four and 45 minutes and Ze Roberto rounded off the win with a third seven minutes before the end.

Spain were favourites to beat France, but it was the 1998 winners who pulled off the victory at 11/5. David Villa's penalty gave Spain the lead after 27 minutes, but Franck Ribery on 40, Patrick Vieria on 82 and Zinedine Zidane on 90 turned the match around in favour of the French.

David Walker runs free bets and Melanie Slade websites.

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Experience of life and the death of battle drove strong Real Madrid team with Real Madrid Jersey, Barcelona a. midfielder Iniesta hopes now to play on the lawn during third UEFA Champions League for the Wembley Stadium final and therefore go down. "We want to create a time, it must be cool." A. Iniesta and his teammates pursuit of honor never to stop. Creation of an era, history, remember, allowing the team become a permanent team, Barcelona players who managed, always on the cutting and full of honour of hunger, even if many people, Barcelona was the best team historybecause no team can be a beautiful and outstanding achievement in football, arts and effectiveness so perfectly together. Josep Guardiola Wembley team has created a major challenge for themselves: continues to expand its legend, proving that Barcelona are in the golden age of the absolute. "We want to create a time if we won a trophy for the Champions League, which is not cool?." A. Iniesta was full of confidence. A. Iniesta taste the taste of winning the trophy for the League of Champions twice, it includes the difficulty of winning the Champions League trophy. In Paris, France, a. Iniesta won the first trophy of the Champions League, it was not the first, but after the beginning of the second half pushed the progress of the team. In Rome, a. Iniesta, playing with injuries, more decisive. At the Wembley Stadium, a. Iniesta will certainly be playing an important role if it helps the team to win, it will be the most perfect year, last summer, he obtained a champions of the World Cup, not so long ago, he became a father, while third trophies of the Champions League, let the to write history. A. Iniesta awaits the arrival of Wembley final, larger scenes, more love, but now it feels more enjoyment of Real Madrid, "now is the time to take the good aftertaste, because you are not eliminated Real Madrid each day." At the level of the team, we should better raise. "A. Iniesta constantly complained about the said arbitrator puzzling on Real Madrid:"the arbitrator"?". I have always believed that win play the best football team. "In the World Cup final, Iniesta a. purpose give shots of action of Jarque, a friend of the world, then, if obtained in UEFA Champions League, final score, and how he would celebrate?" A. Iniesta laugh: "now, I don't care if you enter need celebrate a goal." I have not any preparation. †But the coach of Barcelona with new Barcelona Jersey Josep Guardiola had the former had begun to think about Wembley final. It was Barcelona 1992 won a first Champions League trophy is one of the main character, now as a coach, that he also lived in glory. "Dream team of Johan Cruyff" in the first three years only 3 trophy of Champions (Cup Winners Cup, champion of the Primera Liga, Kings Cup champions), "dream team" won 11 total champions, and now the team of Josep Guardiola has Championship 8If it goes well, the number of trophies at the end of the season will be able to reach 10. Pillar "Dream team" of common also in an interview to Josep Guardiola praised added: "I looked at the battle of Barcelona to Real Madrid at the Nou Camp, the game is very beautiful, exciting, Barcelona with played very wise", Real Madrid with Real Madrid Soccer Shirt want to play the game, but also expelled. Distance from Barcelona's Josep Guardiola for third League champion has only one step further, and on 28, they will participate in the final Champions League for the second time. I think that the team that Josep Guardiola although our dream team. †Common said, "said the more excellent than Barcelona dream team, there are many reasons, first of all, Josep Guardiola team a more stable, they seem to never lose the ball and we watched the ups and downs were League two titles were won in the last minute." Second, tactical and more balanced, the defence is all the more. Josep Guardiola team striker and midfielder for opponents of oppression is strong, sometimes advocate more are created rather defensive. That will not be distracted, we are United, there is also an enormous advantage, it is modest. †Common leased Barcelona with Barca Shirt Soccer philosophy also added: "Barcelona today around a philosophy of football, a football culture, that culture is to instil in young people." In my day, the leader of the team is people Netherlands, the Bulgaria people, people in the Brazil, Denmark, today, all players speak a language, culture. This is very important. Their unit, it is that

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World Cup 2006 Review - Last 16 by David Walker

The World Cup has been reduced from 32 to 16 participating nations as the knockout stages begin. This is how the last 16 faired as they battled for a place in the quarter finals.

Argentina were firm favourites to see off Mexico but Ricardo La Volpe's side were not there to simply make up the numbers. Captain Rafael Marquez gave Mexico a shock lead after four minutes but Argentina hit back five minutes later through Hernan Crespo, although it is questionable whether the Chelsea striker touched the ball. With the 90 minute draw secured at 7/2, the match looked to be heading for penalties until Maxi Rodriguez produced what could be goal of the tournament to send Argentina into the quarter finals.

Germany set up a mouth-watering quarter final encounter with Argentina after seeing off Sweden. Lukas Podolski showed his Golden Boot credentials with two goals after three and 11 minutes to win the match for the hosts at odds of 8/11.

England were predictably short odds at 1/2 to beat surprise second round qualifiers Ecuador but their 1-0 victory wasn't convincing. Ecuador should have scored early on when Carlos Tenorio's latched onto an error by John Terry, but his shot was deflected off Ashley Cole and on to the bar. David Beckham curled in a decisive free kick after 59 minutes to secure victory.

Portugal beat fancied Holland at odds of 23/10 through a solitary Maniche goal after 22 minutes but it was four sendings off and plethora of yellow cards that was the game's main talking point. Maniche, Costinha, Petit, Figo, Deco, Ricardo and Nuno Valente were all booked, with Costinha and Deco also receiving their marching orders for Portugal, while Van Bommel, Boulahrouz, Van Bronckhorst, Sneijder and Van der Vaart saw yellow with Boulahrouz and Van Bronckhorst also seeing red.

Italy were odds on jollies at 4/7 to see off Australia but extra time looked likely until the Italians won it with a controversial injury time penalty. Lucas Neill was adjudged to have fouled Fabio Grosso and Francesco Totti swept home the resulting spot kick to send 10-man Italy into the quarter finals.

Switzerland and Ukraine were involved in possibly the worst match of the tournament so far, with first-time qualifiers Ukraine securing their place in the last eight. Both sides played out a goalless, 90 minutes draw at 2/1 and with no goals in extra time, the first penalty shoot-out took place. Switzerland were equally poor from 12 yards out with the Ukraine triumphing 3-0.

Brazil were unconvincing against Ghana, but the 3-0 scoreline will have pleased big hitters who took them at 2/7. Ronaldo and Adriano gave Brazil a comfortable half-time lead with goals after four and 45 minutes and Ze Roberto rounded off the win with a third seven minutes before the end.

Spain were favourites to beat France, but it was the 1998 winners who pulled off the victory at 11/5. David Villa's penalty gave Spain the lead after 27 minutes, but Franck Ribery on 40, Patrick Vieria on 82 and Zinedine Zidane on 90 turned the match around in favour of the French.

David Walker runs free bets and Melanie Slade websites.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/World-Cup-2006-Review---Last-16/41772

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