Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special Euro 2012 Quarter-Final opener Ola goes out to Hazel Mae.
The quarter finals are set -
Spain v France
Italy v England
I've mentioned on many an occasion that in international football, strange things can and often do happen, not that I am implying things are fixed...they just get funny, is all. While I expect some funny business, I never thought that the English would benefit, at the expense of the Ukraine - but it did. For those of you who don't know, the Ukraine scored a goal that was not given...despite an official on the goal line. An official on the goal line claims he didn't see the ball cross the line...ah, the beautiful game indeed.
So tomorrow Portugal takes the field against the Czech Republic - Portugal is going into this game on a high, coming off their most complete game of the tournament. Portugal go into this one as favourites - rightfully so. Portugal has more offensive fire power on the flanks and coming up from the full backs and are definitely stronger in defense - the Czechs looked pretty shaky defending against the Greeks and the Russians hit them for four in the opener. While this is still international football - where anything can happen, I'm still looking for Portugal to progress in this one...
Portugal 3 - 1 Czech Republic
Ronaldo is going into this game off of a great game against the Dutch - he's feeling good, he's playing happy, and most of all, he is feeling the love from his Peeps all over the world. Check out this call on Portuguese radio by Nuno Matos - my new brother from another mother - you don't have to understand Portuguese, other than the world Obrigado - thank you. Thank you Ronaldo!
He scores one and sets one up in tomorrow's win - Nuno loses his voice tomorrow.
Hazel, here's hoping things are groovy in your world.