Top 10 things we’d like to see in the Confederations Cup

Posted by - June 14, 2009 - International, Lists, Oddballs

1. Innocent Mdeldle to get sent off.

2. A Brazil-Spain final. Pioneers of samba football vs the current standard-bearers of samba football.

3. A USA-Iraq match, and not necessarily for footballing reasons!

4. Italy to open up for once and not employ negative tactics. If their 4-3 win over New Zealand is anything to go by, looks like they might finally bring some cheer to the neutrals.

5. An upset or two. Or three. Egypt look the most likely team to step up to the plate in this regard.

6. A certain £56m signing to flop and his Iraqi equivalent to flourish.

7. South Africa to host a successful tournament. They’ve been getting a lot of stick in the past year but the stadia and pitches now look fantastic. It would be good if this runs smoothly and everyone can breathe a lot easier ahead of next year.

8. Xavi to reproduce his magic at international level without Andres Iniesta.

9. Mohamad Aboutrika to score, preferably with Amr Zaki close at hand.

10. A high-scoring game between New Zealand and Egypy where the scoresheet could feasibly read:

  • megaman789

    I also want the innocent guy to be sent off!!!
    Heck off a guy ain’t he??
    Hey Rob, plz post it, if he ever gets sent off cuz I probably won’t see him playing.
    I’m supporting SPAIN!!!

  • Louwrens

    Innocent isn’t first-choice so he’s unlikely to get sent off. Sorry guys.
    Macbeth Sibaya to go insane and murder his captain to get the armband?

  • Mohamed S.

    Mohamed Aboutraika is lethal in front of goal so he’s good for at least a couple.

  • gdark

    Italy and negative tactics? Ask the Germans in ’06 if the Italians played with negative tactics. You can take that bull$hit stereotype and cram it up your a$$. Check out the Italian Job by Gianluca Vialli and educate yourself. You sound like and EPL geek.

  • Junaid

    The Italians do play negatively, that’s their style of play.