World Cup Open Thread: Knockout Round Edition

Submitted by jamiemac on June 26th, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Morning all. Figured some people are up and about. Winner of this Uruaguay/South Korea games gets the winner of US/Ghana

In this first game, keep an eye on Diego Forlan (10) and Park Si-Jung (7). Very dangerous players. Both have impressive highlight reels playing for Man U, although Forlan plays in Spain now.

They are elite players.

Odds? Odds!

Uruguay -125
South Korea +360
Draw +220

These odds are based on 90 minutes plus stoppage time. No OT or PKs at the end. Not sure I like the fact that bets end before the game does. Probably a soccer quirk.

Odds to advance, including, well, all the game are uruguay -260, south korea +240

But, I like Uruguay to advance. I wonder if South Korea is in trouble with the defensive breakdowns they've had recently going against some of the dangerous strikers.

The Suarez/Forlan combo will get the deciding goal. I'm thinking another shutout for La Celeste

Comments

mfan_in_ohio

June 26th, 2010 at 3:35 PM ^

Why we have to actually have our  backs to the wall to play like our backs are to the wall is beyond me, but it's an encouraging start to the half.

jmblue

June 26th, 2010 at 3:38 PM ^

Harkes is really going to the well with the "U.S. team thinks better than Ghana" comments.  Can a "scrappy/gritty" line be far behind?

VBSoulPole

June 26th, 2010 at 3:44 PM ^

Anyone got a link for live stream of this? I arranged to have my satellite changed from DishNetwork to DirectTV but they delayed my installation and haven't shown up yet :(

mfan_in_ohio

June 26th, 2010 at 4:03 PM ^

Whenever I see defenders stop running with their arms up and let the opposing striker through, I want to castrate them.  Ghana caught a break on that.