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By 256 (Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 03:20:33 PM EST) (all tags)
Riveting game thus far.

Details etc after the jump in case anyone is planning to watch the game later.



So, at halftime it's still 0-0.

Brasil have been dominant, but they just can't seem to retain possession of the ball in N. Korea's end. It looks as though they are playing too fancy, trying to set up the perfect scoring opportunity. But it's not working because the DPRK defense has proven brilliant and tireless at stripping them of the ball.

And they've converted a surprising number of those steals into legitimate offensive efforts. DPRK's strikers are taking every opportunity they have to fire a ball in the direction of Julio Cesar. Thus far few, if any, of them have been real threats but, unless Brasil starts to put together a defense, an eventual DPRK goal is inevitable.

Perhaps Brasil is not giving it their all, but they do have their best players on the pitch. And the N. Koreans are really playing top-notch soccer. Brasil is really going to have to bring a different game in the second half if they want to register a win against the dark horse of the group.

The other thing that's really noticeable in this match is how much the North Koreans are enjoying themselves. After every play, they are laughing with the Brasilians, patting them on the back, shaking their hands.

However shit their lives may be at home--and I understand that just because you're a soccer star doesn't make it a picnic to be a North Korean--the DPRK players are clearly thrilled out of their minds to be playing in the World Cup and sharing the pitch with players like Robinho and Kaka.

Okay! THere should just be time to change the baby and pour a beer before the second half starts!

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(Comment Deleted) by yicky yacky (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 03:29:38 PM EST

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And that's game. by 256 (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 03:41:52 PM EST
At least it was a pretty goal.
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it was cool by gzt (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 04:12:13 PM EST
and now with 2 there's no chance

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check the score by 256 (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 04:14:55 PM EST
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that was nice by gzt (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 04:25:41 PM EST
but we knew there was no way they'd make up the second goal.

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(Comment Deleted) by yicky yacky (4.00 / 3) #5 Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 04:18:54 PM EST

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I think that was the most enjoyable match so far by 256 (4.00 / 1) #6 Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 04:21:22 PM EST
I certainly wish no victories for North Korea as a country or a regime, but those players deserve accolades and I wish them luck in the next two games.
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attitude by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 06:03:19 PM EST
both teams seemed to be very, very friendly and sportsmanlike.

it was a welcome refreshment after this morning's aggressive fightfest.
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Brasil v. DPRK Halftime Report | 8 comments (8 topical, 0 hidden)