First up, the Dutch with those fine upstanding gentlemen Robben, De Jong, Snejder and a chap with a happy child within against some valiant losers 😀
Could this be a game as exciting and engrossing as yesterdays first game? Does anyone think Mexico can take Holland to pens or even beat them? The poll will tell.
The Mexico goalkeeper has been outstanding but I fear he will need to be, Netherlands have pace, power and potency whereas Mexico are ageing. That said they have a great manager in Herrera and it will be an interesting tactical battle with some bloke who has been given the poisoned chalice of resurrecting the Mancs.
Netherlands for me.
Costa Rica vs Greece. Both teams created a surprise by getting out of their groups. For Greece to be still in it whilst Italy, Spain, England, Ivory Coast and Portugal are watching from the couch is ….. well, bewildering. They have such a negative attitude and quite frankly are a piss-poor side. However, I am delighted for the people of Greece who could use some cheering up!
Costa Rica topped the group with aplomb. They have a Gooner in their midst, I want them to win with a Campbell hat trick.