Glad to see the back of that really late match in the World Cup and two games a day is much easier to deal with and a two hour break between them to get on with normal life. Belgium again eeked out a late goal and a win against Russia. They’ve looked decent at the back but Russia were disappointing and it will be good to see them up against a decent attacking side.
USA were unlucky not to have made it through and hopefully make it out of that group and get involved in some interesting knockout matches. Algeria looked lively in the first half and Korea were abysmal but that completely changed in the second half and Korea made a game of it and suddenly realised they could be first to the ball if they tried.
Team spirit and balance looks to be very important in this World Cup and definately will triumph over a team of stars not working together. Brazil just need to not lose tonight but also their fans will expect a decent performance from them. Before the start of the tournament the talk was of Spain and Brazil both winning their group so they avoid each other but whoever Brazil get out of Chile and Netherlands will be very tough. The possible draw has completely changed now with some of the big guns out and when you see that Germany and France is a likely quarter final their route looks tough.
Chile and Netherlands have a big match today as you want to top that group. Topping it means you play Mexico/Croatia and then one of Italy/Uruguay/Costa Rica/Greece/Japan/Ivory Coast to reach the semis.
22.06.2014 – Belguim v Russia – DRAW @ 3.46 with Pinnacle LOST -1
22.06.2014 – South Korea v Algeria – DRAW @ 3.42 with Pinnacle LOST -1
1/9 :: -5.5
23.06.2014 – Netherlands v Chile– DRAW @ 3.55 with Pinnacle
23.06.2014 – Croatia v Mexico– DRAW @ 3.44 with Pinnacle