Manny's World Cup Review:Brazil, France Advance

June 28, 2006 By:
Manny's World Cup Review:Brazil, France Advance


It was no surprise to see Brazil, known to be one of the best teams in the world defeat the underdogs, Ghana by a score of 3:0, and Brazil now advances to the quarterfinals after a long but exciting game against Ghana.

On the other side of the bracket, we see France and Spain face off in the Round of 16 and the winner takes on Brazil in the quarterfinals. The French worried that this may be Zinadine Zidane’s last and final game, since he announced retirement after the World Cup. But Zidane can live to see another World Cup day after a 3:1 victory over Spain sends them to the quarterfinals to take on Brazil in a World Cup 1998 rematch, while Spain on the other hand heads home after losing another match In the Round of 16.

Spain is the only team in World Cup history who has won over 20 games and not won a single World Cup title, as they lost in the quarterfinals in 2002 against the co-host nation South Korea. Don’t worry Spain, maybe it will be different in 2010. On the Other hand congratulations to all the teams who advanced to the quarterfinals:

England, Portugal, Brazil, France, Germany, Argentina, Italy and Ukraine.

Next matches: June 30th Germany vs. Argentina, and Italy vs. Ukraine, July 1st England vs. Portugal, and Brazil vs. France.