Originally Posted by lasbar
The plan backfired..
France likes to play possession like Spain bt the latter is a lot better at it..
Let's be honest , Spain did not have so many shots at goals..
France tried to play like Italy or England but it is not their game and got punished...
Saw the same thing, a passing team that couldn't play a passing game against superior passers who then tried to implement an English/Chelsea style fortress in the box but, being unfamiliar with it, were largely ineffective. Have to wonder what an effect Nasri would have had if he started; he's no Iniesta, but he's top quality and can create some wonderful chances
Query: Does England park or charge against Italy?
Portugal v. Spain will be fun to watch so long as they don't try to bunker up (which seems to be what I'm saying before every Spain match; too bad we can't see the SA teams play, they don't tend to shy away from such challenges)