Re: World Cup Discussion Thread
Originally Posted by Cedric
Neither team really had great looks at the goal, just formidable defenses.
Big difference in the way they play that defense though. France's players run at you and take the ball. Italy runs 10 men backwards, forcing the other team to negotiate a maze. It's effective because it prevents a team from getting good looks at the net no matter how creative and skilled it might be, but it isn't worth much in the way of praise.
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