Top five conclusions: Brazil 0-0 Portugal

Posted by - June 26, 2010 - Conclusions, Lists, World Cup

1. This game promised so much and delivered so little.

2. Jabulani exists in a parallel universe where Japan are the world’s best free-kick takers in the world and the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo are clueless.

3. Since a draw was enough for both teams to go through, perhaps this result was always on the cards.

4. It makes you think people should get off the backs of Greece and Switzerland when you see Portugal, with all the talent at their disposal, parking the bus in front of the goal.

5. Perhaps a yellow card counter at the top of the screen would have been more interesting that the scoreline.

Video via 101GG

  • Joe

    #3 is absolutely correct. It’s sort of a shame both teams were so comfortable at this stage of the tournament…a match where one or both of these teams NEEDED three points would have made a fantastic game.

    …on a sidenote…where I live, the giant Brazil 0, Portugal 0 scoreline didn’t help the effort to convince the baseball/football/basketball crowd that soccer actually has goals.