Sweden v DPRK [R]

Discussion in 'Women's International' started by nsa, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another Group A match up later today.
     
  2. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    GO DPRK!
     
  3. Korean Football

    Korean Football New Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    U.S.
    on what channel will the game be shown?
     
  4. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    ESPN2 and Galavision @ 4:30 EDT.
     
  5. UFGator98

    UFGator98 Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Florida
    SWE 1-0, Svensson in the 7th minute
     
  6. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    How well is the DPRK playing?
     
  7. Scoey

    Scoey Member

    Oct 1, 1999
    Portland
    DPRK are good. I like the way they move the ball around. Technically sound players. This game is very entertaining stuff!
     
  8. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    thanks for the 411. hopefully the DPRK will come back to win it.
     
  9. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    All teams in the tournament could learn a lesson about playing direct teams from Brazil's deconstruction of Norway.

    You clear out have your better dribblers take on the defense then either shoot or serve the ball.

    This severely disrupts teams that want to play a conservative counterattacking style.

    Teams like Norway, Sweden, Canada, and many others are very vulnerable to teams with take-on artists.

    Of course you have to have players that have the skills to play that way BUT, if you do, it seems the way to go.

    N. Korea was not doing this early BUT they have started getting a lot more play in Sweden’s end and this is in large part a function of DPRK players taking on Swedish players 1v1 and 1v2 or even 3.

    The second half should be very interesting with DPRK putting their quickness against Sweden’s size and strength.

    I will make a prediction: It could go either way.
     
  10. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    You mean a DPRK win, a Swedish win, or a tie?

    LOLOLOLOL
     
  11. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    Yes! Exactly that.
     
  12. Korean Football

    Korean Football New Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    U.S.
    thanks I'm watching it.

    N.Korea doesn't look too good.
     
  13. Sports Fan Stan

    Apr 21, 1999
    Oklahoma City, USA
    Final: Sweden 1 - 0 N. Korea

    The first 10-minutes of the game both teams had problems getting their game together. The next 80-minutes was some enjoyable football. With Sweden's direct-style, the play was often up-and-down the field at a break-neck speed.

    IMO, Sweden was the more skillful team. Their passing and dangerous attacks kept N. Korea under control. Nevertheless, N. Korea had several streches of real good play. If the Korean's shooting accuracy would've been better, they could have equalized at some point.

    Of course, Sweden kept mounting attacks throughout the game. They could have just as easily put another goal on the scoreboard.
     
  14. TOTC

    TOTC Member

    Feb 20, 2001
    Laurel, MD, USA
    The Swedes did well to sit on the lead for more than 84 minutes.

    I watched the tape on Galavision, and heard one of the funniest things ever on the goal call. Jorge Ramos was breaking into English for some unknown reason just as the buildup was taking place:

    "La pelota es .. SHUT YOUR MOUTH YOU ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY ... Suecia .. GOOOOOOOOOOOL!"

    Who was he addressing? The PTH?


    He has also done some bizarre Anglicisms: "Here comes the bullet!"
     
  15. DCUPopeAndLillyFan

    Apr 20, 2000
    Colorado
    I think this was the best game of the tournament so far. Great stuff, especially for a 1-0 scoreline.
     
  16. Femfa

    Femfa New Member

    Jun 3, 2002
    Los Angeles
  17. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was out ref'ing games while this was on live. I watched the tape this evening. Sweden definitely took the game to DPRK. But I found myself yelling at the TV repeatedly, "Advantage! Advantage! C'm'on, Tammy. Allow the advantage." Several times she took the ball off the feet of an advancing player for a free kick somewhere further back in the field. Disappointing.

    Both teams had good chances for additional goals right up 'til the final whistle.

    I'm not surprised that they were unhappy with LFF. Very narrow at 68-69 yds. Outside the 55 yds. of the gridiron football field looked very rough. If they make it to Foxboro next Wednesday, they should be much happier.
     
  18. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Funny, they had no complaints after the Nigeria game.
     

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