Thursday, June 24, 2010

Get the towels on the seats ready

As the Spanish paper Información says, “Alemania-Inglaterra, duelo de alto voltaje en octavos”.

For the benefit of my Spanish readers, the title of this post refers to the fact that, on holiday, the Germans always get down to the pool before breakfast and claim their sunbeds with towels.

Having squeezed through the qualifying round, the lads now face their old rivals Germany on Sunday. Although England played with a lot more purpose yesterday, they will have to lift their game further to get through the next rounds especially if they get to meet the likes of Argentina.

Still, you can keep the flags on the cars a little longer in the hope that they bring more good luck to the team.

The good news for Spain is that David Villa will not face disciplinary action for slapping Emilio Izaguirre in the face during their 2-0 win over Honduras after Fifa decided there were no grounds to proceed. Just as well because Spain really need to do something in their last match to be sure of getting through.

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