I again am way behind on getting some of these post done, but I've had a busy week and my work recently blocked my website so I can't post on the internet from my work during lunch time, which is when I did most of my blogging. I will still make sure to get the important post out, but since this post is more about the U20 World Cup I figured you wouldn't mind me being a little delayed with the release of post.
If you have read any of my other post you would notice how I like to follow Spain quite a bit, so with that being said I don't really know how Brazil has done. Brazil is obviously a good team and not just because they made it to the quarter-finals, but because they are Brazil and they usually have a good team. If there was a U10 World Cup, Brazil would probably have quite a lot of World Cup wins, but the last time I checked they don't.
This match up was shaping up to naturally be a very good match up and neither team disappointed.
- Outstanding job at the beginning of the game by just completely dominating the ball. Spain did what Spain does and just held onto the ball as much as they could working it down the field and if they get pinned up somewhere they have no problem playing the ball backwards and restarting their attack.
- Defense seems to be the thing that killed the team, well that and the PK shooters. What the offense did great the defense seemed to lack, and when Brazil got the ball they did what Brazil does and attacked wisely and exposed Spain's defense and almost seemed to walk right through it.
- Did good at the few chances that they got in the first half. Brazil was even able to sneak a goal in before half time to out them up 1-0 at half. Spain obviously controlled the ball because that is what Spain does like I said before, but Brazil did a very good job at not going into panic mode. Which meant that when they did get the ball they just did what Brazil does and attacked smartly and was able to get the upper hand before half time. Spain obviously knew to push back and the game ended up being 2-2 after extra time forcing the game into PKs. I am not sure if Spain collapsed or Brazil just did that good, but Brazil was able to win on PKs 4-2
- Probably let Spain control the ball to much and could of easily lost the game. Regardless the game went to PKs and Brazil was able to come through. Brazil is probably seriously lucky that they didn't go into half time being down 2-0 (or 2-1) and just letting Spain roll over them, but it just seemed to not be Spain's night for scoring goals and Brazil was able to get the victory and move onto the Semi-Finals