Mexico came out gunning today, caught the germans off guard, got a first half goal, then held on. Great game.
Mexico should be a team that both peetex and MC are both rooting for. Matt out of sympathy for how our gov’t has been treating them, peetex cynically hoping that a good run in the cup stirs their nationalist passions and keeps them happy at home.
As soon as the Mexican guy got hit in the face with the ball, I lost respect for soccer.
Messi, Ronaldo gone! Germany? Didn’t even make it out of group play.
Getting weird. France looked really strong today. The kid Mbappe (isn’t that a song by that boy band?) was absolutely on fire. So fast. And the goal by Pavard was incredible. Great game. Messi’s brilliance is so casual. He rarely seems to force it, but today it needed to be forced. Aside from a beautiful cross for the assist their final goal, it just doesn’t seem like he played with any urgency.
France and Belgium, not surprisingly, have a lot of children of immigrants. Many of the French players have North African names. They might be who my money is on. Or maybe since it’s soccer in Russia, the whole thing has been fixed for a month.