Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Triumphant (Although slightly late) Return

Well, I am finally back in Hawaii. My flight from Hartford, on United Airlines, was delayed for three days. Apparently lightning in Chicago was the main culprit. Luckily, I did get back in time to watch the Copa America final between Brasil and Argentina.
The game itself was a bit of a disappointment, as Brasil won rather easily. Argentina just seems to choke when they get to the knockout stages and have to face good teams. And it is not the players, it seems to be the tactics. Klinsman left Peckerman for dead at the World Cup last summer, and when Brasil set up defensively to contain Tevez and force Riquelme to drop deeper to get possession, the Argies never changed their tactics. No adjustment was made to attack what Brasil was doing! Make whatever excuses you want, their is no way a team with Argentina's talent should ever lose by 3 goals to anybody.

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