Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Argentina-Netherlands: Don't Miss This
Financial Times, June 21st, 2006 2:42PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

When you receive this, you will probably already be watching or about to watch what we hope is the spectacle that Argentina versus the Netherlands could be. Right now, everyone watching this tournament, and apparently, everyone playing in it too, is anxious to see how Argentina responds to its crushing 6-0 win over a Serbia & Montenegro side that was touted for its defensive prowess before the tournament began. Even the Dutch, Argentina's opponents today, could not help but be captivated by the spellbinding second goal produced by nearly every Argentine player on the pitch that day. When The Financial Times asked Ruud Van Nistelrooy to name his moment of the tournament so far, he had no hesitation: "Argentina's second goal [against Serbia and Montenegro], of course. Twenty-five passes, at least. Cambiasso scores. Not normal. Really not normal. That you as a striker are allowed to give the final touch to an attack like that: wow." It follows then that the Netherlands are relieved to have qualified prior to today's match against the new tournament favorites. As spectators we hope the match lives up to everything it could be, and we know that it certainly could, as the contest involves two nations who love to play beautiful soccer. We're also unbothered by the fact that most of the players who'll feature today come from each squad's so-called reservesTevez, Messi, Pablo Aimar, Hedwiges Maduro, Dirk Kuyt, Rafael Van der Vaart, etc. Any soccer fan will be there, and they won't miss a moment.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Florida star Jordan exceeds expectations    
Savannah Jordan was the 2013 Soccer America Freshman of the Year and played for the USA ...
Reports: Bale to Miss Crucial Week for Real     
According to reports on Monday, Gareth Bale will miss a crucial week for Real Madrid after ...
Injured Lampard to Miss City's Trip to CSKA    
Frank Lampard was carried off on a stretcher as Manchester City beat Tottenham 4-1 at the ...
Report: Shakhtar Stadium Damaged in Ukraine War    
Shakhtar Donetsk's Donbass Arena suffered serious damage from gunfire on Monday despite the recent ceasefire agreed ...
Mourinho Swipes at National Team Coaches    
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho took a swipe at Spain coach Vicente del Bosque on Monday, by ...
Bundesliga: Heaven for Bayern, Hell for BVB    
Pep Guardiola once again lavished high praise on Philipp Lahm after the Bayern Munich veteran put ...
Enrique Dismisses Messi Substitution Row     
Did Lionel Messi refuse to be taken off during Barcelona's 3-0 win against Eibar? No matter ...
Hart: Aguero "Useless" in Practice Sessions    
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City's four-goal hero against Tottenham on Saturday, is apparently "useless" at times during ...
Arena: 'We Need to Start Focusing on Playing'    
Bruce Arena suggested that Landon Donovan's long MLS goodbye has become a distraction following the Los ...
Platini: Blatter No Longer Serves Soccer    
UEFA President Michel Platini on Friday launched perhaps his most scathing criticism of FIFA President Sepp ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives