Monday, June 12, 2006


2 days ago I had futsal with Diyah, Kebau, Siput, Din and Pah versus Eznal's friends. Was mengantuk that day. We played in Segambut and I didnt play well that day although I scored a looping piledriver after a slip by the opposition's defender.

Robben starred in the Nederlands 1-0 win over gutsy Serbia and Montenegro. Formerly known as Yugoslavia, the likes of Savo Milosevic, Mateja Kezman, Nikola Zigic (6 ft 7in) and Koroman didn't manage to find the equaliser. The Dutch started with the three prongs English based players Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Chelsea) and Ruud van Nistelrooij (Man Utd) up front. An intelligent flick by van Persie set up Robben who boasts excellent skills on the ball and blisterring pace that strike fear among the Serbian defenders.

Portugal squeezed into redeeming the points as galant Angola forced them to a narrow 1-0 win. It was not the best of performance by the Portuguese with veteran winger Figo's below par performance. The late introduction of Mantorras who replaced showing-off Akwa failed to give the point that the Angolans actually deserved. Angola was formerly administered under the Portuguese nation.

The Iranians however showed complacency in the second half after they surrendered their 1-1 stalement point to the Mexicans who saw their striker Jared Borgetti unimpressive. The Iranians have Vahid Hashemian, Ali Karimi (Asian player of the year), Ali Daie and Mehdi Mahdavikia in their talented squad but ran out of gas in the final 20 minutes of the game.

More to follow.

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