We are roughly halfway through the Group Stage with three more games on tap. Let’s get right to it!
5:00 AM Pacific
Brasil v Costa Rica
Balls: Neither team looked particularly good in their last game. There are rumours
that Neymar is hurt. My sources tell me he merely has sand in his vagina.
Costa Rica, on the other hand, couldn’t get any offense going against Serbia and Navas, who is also hurt, let one in and that was that. Brazil has other goal scorers. The dropoff from Navas is Grand Canyon-esque.
Predicción: Someone other than Neymar scores and Brazil keep their hopes alive: 2-0.
Litre_Cola : Well you would have to think Brazil should run through these guys. Dare I say that the South American entries in to this here tournament are a wee bit overrated except Uruguay who is en route to the 3 game TwBs scorelin?. Neymar hurt his ankle against Switzerland as they targeted him the whole time. Did it work? Hell yes it did. Reports are unclear as for his status against the Costa Ricans, but it really shouldn’t matter as Brazil has far more class than their foes. I like the plucky little underdog but the Brazilians should run through Bryan Ruiz and co.
Predicción: Balls is right, 2-0 sounds spot on.
Wakezilla: After a disappointing tie, Brazil gets a little bit of a breather as they face Costa Rica. Unfortunately for them, Neymar is hurt, but will start. I cannot stress how much of a terrible decision this is. Brazil has Firminio on the bench, so they might as well use him and give Neymar a rest. That’s not that much of a talent drop. Besides, if Brazil can’t beat Costa Rica without Neymar, then aren’t winning shit.
Costa Rica lost a tough one to an up and coming Serbia team. Costa Rica is heading into this game, trying to keep it nice and tight.
Once Brazil slips up, then they’ll go in for a penetrable offensive run, which could lead to them slipping one past the goalie. More Sexual innuendo.
Predicción: Unlike Uruguay and France, I don’t get the impression that Brazil has learned their lesson about stepping up their game. Costa Rica is going to leave everything on the field, but it won’t be enough. Brazil wins 1-0 in another uninspired game.
8:00 AM Pacific
Nigeria v Islandia
Balls: We almost have all the Panini stickers for the Nigeria team in our work album. That’s about the most positive thing I can say about this team.
Iceland, in the other hand, can go a long ways towards advancing with a win against the Africans. And they have the football to do it.
So, fun scenario: If Iceland DOES win, do they and Croatia agree to a tie in the last game to fuck Argentina? I would.
Prediction: Iceland 2 Nigeria 1
Litre_Cola: Nigeria has nice outfits and underachieved their 1st game. It did not go well. Since the Euros, Iceland has never shrunk in the spotlight and have always worked haarder than their opponants. They will play this game tough, and try to push the Nigerians around. I would really like to see the plucky cold nation go through. So basically the whole country watched the game against Argentina. The whole damn country.
Spá: Clap………….Clap……………this one has a Twbs written all over it. A heard fought 1 nil win for the Vikings.
Wakezilla: Recently, Mikel John Obi said Nigeria would have won the World Cup if their FA wasn’t such a shit show. From 1998-2006, I’d agree with this assessment. They had some excellent teams back in the day, but they’d always meltdown. Same thing happened to Cameroon and Ghana. They look poised to go for a deep run and then their FA would stop paying them. Like, if there’s one time their government should do some shady corrupt shit to make things happen, that would be it. This is Nigeria’s best chance to win a game and it’s also a must win game. They should be going balls to the wall against Iceland.
Iceland is starting to have key injuries build up. Sigurdsson will play, but is still not completely fit and Gudmundsson will miss the match. In group stage, this shouldn’t affect them too much, since Iceland is very much a system based team.
Prediction: This game feels like a 1-1 draw. Nigeria will press late, but won’t be able to get through Iceland’s defense.
11:00 AM Pacific
Serbia v Suiza
Balls: This will be a tremendous game between two very tough teams. The two teams have so many players over six feet tall, it might as well be a basketball game.
Except there will be no black guys on the field.
Prédiction: A lively and energetic tie: 1-1.
Wakezilla: We have an unexpected first place showdown! The Swiss are now unbeaten in six, which includes draws against Brazil and Spain. That’s pretty impressive. They’re the favorites and will be going for the win so they can rest their players against Costa Rica.
Serbia’s tournament is already a success as they have three points. Assuming their young players develop and stay relatively healthy, they look like they could be a tough team if they qualify for the World Cup in Qatar. This game could see lots of cards because both Switzerland and Serbia play a physical style game. Serbia also likes to play a more wide open game, so, there should be lots of scoring chances.
Prediction: Serbia’s coach said “We know everything about Switzerland now we are going to watch for some details (from) when they played Brazil to make sure we have not missed any details.” I like that they don’t seem content on getting just one win. I think we’re going to get a physical, card infested and entertaining 1-1 draw.
Litre_Cola: My bias has not wavered. Switzerland is gorgeous but the prices are ridiculous, damn country almost sunk a trip of mine many years ago. Screw those art stealin cheese eaters.
Serbia has Fulham connections but if Mitrovic has a poor World Cup Fulham will get him for cheap so I am torn. Did you know they got promoted to the Premier League this past season? A lot of people forget that.
Предвиђање: A bruiser of a game because it means so much where the Serbs come out on top 2-1.
Let’s see what is number 1 in Serbia this week! It is a banger, complete with tennis attire!
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