Bit harsh on the Czech's I would say, they are not good but tidy enough after their poor first game.
I missed the game last night but after watching the first two games I'd have said there's no way they're better than Poland. The performance against Russia was the worst of the tourney so far.
Don't know whether it's a compliment or not though. Poland were clearly better than Greece, but totally choked, whereas Czech were under a lot of pressure for much of their game against Greece but still scrapped a win. There's a lot to be said for finding a way through in spite of your total ****eness.
Poland had a bit of the ball first half last night, but given how the Czechs stepped up after the break when they knew they needed to score I think they were more than happy with the draw which would've taken them through had the Greeks not scored.
If they had a less turd striker than Baros they could've had three easily. Even the ball he played for Jiracek's goal was ordinary. Left the bearded winger with an awful lot to do.
Can't believe Baros is still only 30. Has packed a lot of direness into those years.
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Poland in all their games were capable of 20 minute spells of being really rather good but fairly hopeless the rest of the time.
Brolin was quality at USA 94 as well.
Sweden had a really good time round then. Finished 3rd at that WC I believe.
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