Mike has been really busy with work so I decided to keep the blog rolling and I will post my predictions!
Canada Vs. France - This game is going to be close. Canada have had some great results in the group, but also some not so good result. They are strong in the middle with Jarvis and Tavis. France lost a couple of key players this year but still have a strong squad. They had a tough time against a peaking ES squad but i still think they will advance to semis. 4-3 France.
ROI Vs. Germany - Germany gave the pre-tourney favourites Poland a good game and blew a 2-0 lead. Germany have some talented players but their main danger will come from the Patterson twins. ROI haven't really been tested so far, only by long balls Vs. Sudan. I expect Germany to put up a fight but i dont think they have enough depth to handle ROI. ROI 6-2
Sudan Vs. Poland - I am thinking this will be the best game of the night, Poland's fans energy mixed with the way Sudan plays is promising to make it exciting. The key to this game is Poland's defence. They are going to have a tough time handling all the long balls but it does help they have one of the best GK's in the province to help bail them out. This game I'm predicting will come down to a last minute goal by Tomchuk for a Poland win. 3-2 Poland.
Laos Vs. ES - After ES lost to Italy in their first game everyone had counted them out, but they seem to be peaking at the right time and have beat some quality teams. They are always dangerous from set pieces and shot from a distance. Laos are always a tough team to play against and they attack with speed on the wings. They have a tough centre midfield but i see them vulnerable at the outside defensive positions. I think if Laos can keep the free kicks to a minimum then they'll come away with this one. 5-3 Loas.
I am looking forward to coming down to watch these games and this should be a night of some good and exciting soccer! What are your predictions???