And yet more World Cup
England first. Yet another not-very-interesting performace and I have no idea why Terry was named man of the match but presumably not for his back header to set up Equador or the fact that he was dominated by the Equador forwards. Rooney looked better and better and I can't wait to see him against Portugal. But, as just about everyone has been saying, he needs someone up front with him. This is the problem: Crouch or Walcott. I would choose Walcott for negative reasons: Crouch isn't good. The midfield. Sven needs to drop either Lampard or Gerrard. So Lampard it is then... Free kicks aside Beckham has been completely silenced and Lennon looks ready. Robinson not solid again. England have been very, very lucky so far and may continue to be so with Portugal missing top players. There has been no major challenge yet and getting to the quarters hides a lot.
Good to see Ronaldo back for Brazil. The first goal today was very nicely taken and a real balst from the past.
And Spain out AGAIN. Surely they could have got past a past it French side! So the curse continues.
Italy: have to say typical. Poor old Aussies. Well they seems to be better at lesser sports so collectively they make up for it.