Monday, June 26, 2006

The Best Day of Soccer will come Tuesday...

Brazil vs. Ghana

11a.m ESPN, Univision and XM Radio

This is a great game waiting to happen.

For Ghana it is a chance to put themselves in the record books as one of the biggest giant killers in World Cup history.

In the case of Brazil this also is a game about history but great success of a team of historic proportions.

The defending champion could break several records in its second-round match Tuesday against the Africans in Dortmund.

Ronaldo could become the tournament's career leading scorer. Cafu could become the Brazilian player with most World Cup appearances. And Brazil has a chance to score its 200th goal, as well as increasing its winning streak to 11.

In addition, Carlos Alberto Parreira is set to move up on the list of most matches coached at the World Cup.

Ronaldo enters the game tied with Gerd Mueller of Germany with 14 goals. Another goal against Ghana and he becomes the sole record holder, surpassing Pele as Brazil's leading scorer in the competition.

One way or another history will happen.

Will it be Ghana making history or will it be Brazil adding to the thick record books.

Likely, it will be Brazil…

Spain vs. France

3p.m. ESPN, Univision and XM Radio

Spain enters the game riding a 20 game streak without a loss. Spain won their three matches in group play and were impressive in the attack with Fernando Torres, David Villa and Luis Garcia playing some great soccer. They face a France side that finally broke through in their final group match against Togo to score a pair of goals. Spain and France have never met in the World Cup. The last time the two teams met was Euro 2000 when France defeated Spain 2-1 in the quarter-finals. With his retirement at the end of this competition, every game could be Zinedine Zidane’s last.

Bottom line is that Spain has been talking lots of smack and saying that it is their time and they will retire the old France team.

Meanwhile, the Blue wants just one more great game to shut up Spain.

Will they get it?

Unlikely… This should be a good game for a very deep Spanish team…

All in all this is the best day of soccer in all of World Cup 2006…

Best headline of the day….


The Aussies are not over this one and it will take a long time to calm them down!

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