June 16, 2014

Germany 4, Portugal 0: Bad opening week for Iberians playing in Salvador.  Mueller scores a hat trick, and Portugal, not a deep team to begin with, sees one defender sent off and two others injured.  The score does not begin to describe how one-sided the game was.  That the losers were the fourth-ranked team on the planet, acc. to FIFA, is perhaps an indication that the system the world body uses is yet another thing about it that should be reformed...fourth straight time, and fifth time in last seven, that Germany has scored at least four goals in their opener.

1 comment:

Dean Scully said...

Agreed.. Portugal are a one man team, when Ronaldo isn't scoring it's rare anyone else is. The FIFA rankings are awful, seriously why are Portugal and the Swiss so high... You can also add the US and England to that list too.