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Day 14: Recap
Straight up: 17-4-4
Whew. Little hope for a more cracking start to the knockouts than that!
Spain--"La Roja Femenina"
-4 Games played
-6 Goals Scored
Previous Spain Coverage
Ahem. Bookie apologizes for misspelling the Spanish form of "feminine" throughout this tournament. Moreover, I honestly thought Ona Batlle's name was spelled "Battle". Apologies for the confusion this caused, gentlemen. In my mind, it was always clear that her last name was pronounced [Bat-LEE-A]. That ones for those of you wondering where the "battle" girl was.
"Fan Boy" bookie here is learning all the time.
Grades—Spain (Match Four)
Athenea del Castillo
I obstinately refuse to mark anyone down at "C-Level", not even Paredes for losing that aerial battle to Russo late on. As much as I might want to dock Leon down for having the gall to protest that obvious tactical foul.....I'll let it pass.
This is an absurdly good set of marks for a team that ended up losing the match. I know everyone's tired of hearing about the Jenny Hermoso and Lexi Putellas injuries, or the run that this country gave the USWNT in the FWM Round-of-16.....but it's just so damn unfair.
At a certain point, this nation's time must come.
“Riffs of the Day”—Day Fourteen
Reader: Christ that was dirty from Mapi Leon.
Vicey: Look, 16-M. We all know that you're still pissed about the whole Ingrid Syrstad Engen thing. You're still going to have to eventually let this thing go. Your Norwegian crush has a girlfriend that can and will take you out at the knees. Just move on.
....but you're not wrong about that tackle.
Reader: Am I wrong for not wanting England to win this match?
Vicey: Not at all, 38-M. A little Schadenfreude as concerns the English is always called for. That notwithstanding, this is a women's tournament. Notice that there aren't a bunch of morbidly obese shirtless cockney dudes that look like thumbs in the stands. The crowd here isn't the type of toothless, tattooed hooligans that one loves to hate.
Reader: I thought you said Sarriegi would get at least one start.
Vicey: .....I did say that, 68-M I'm also sure that Jorge Vilda possesses better tactical acumen than I.
Though, believe it or not, I still think I could rock that Royal Spanish Football Association Blazer better. He's above Roberto Mancini when it comes to the blazer look, yet neither one is above me.
Reader: How in the hell does the third-string keeper get a yellow?
Vicey: I have no clue, 56-M.
The only explanation I can offer is that the linesman radioed the insult into the match official. Can't remember something like this happening before. Honestly.
Reader: This match didn't sell out, did it?
Vicey: Nope, 19-M. Some sources claim that it did. Don't believe them. The AMEX could have packed in an additional 3,000 patrons. You'll also note that, despite the fact that the atmosphere remained pleasantly palpable, there were tons of empty seats.
Some passes were given away and went unused. I personally don't think we need to make false claims to sell this sport. Let the sport sell itself. Both sides gave it all over the course of 120 minutes. That's counts for far more than puffing up attendance figures.
Reader: Long live football, Vicey.
Vicey: Long live football, my beloved -Ms.
LONG LIVE FOOTBALL!
LONG LIVE FOOTBALL!
Deutschland vs. "Kleindeutschland"
With admittedly a jumpy set of nerves after today, I'll hold the Line for the big ÖFB-DFB Mädels showdown. What the Spaniards did today shouldn't go giving my neighbors any ideas.
THE LINE: Deutschland +1 Goal
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