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Fistandantilus
22-06-2009, 10:55:34
RUSTENBURG, South Africa - Outplayed by Italy and Brazil, the U.S. soccer team once again was on the verge of first-round elimination from a big international tournament.

To reach the semifinals of the Confederations Cup, the Americans needed to beat Egypt by at least three goals while the Italians lost to Brazil by at least three.

Astronomical odds, right?

Well, thatís exactly what happened.


Well done! :beer:

Lurker
25-06-2009, 14:16:33
Even better now, I reckon. Shocking.

Funko
29-06-2009, 11:46:09
Amazing from the US, 2 up in the final, could have won it.

Debaser
29-06-2009, 12:01:55
It was more a case of them being very lucky to be ahead rather than unlucky to throw it away. There was never a point where the US looked in charge, even for 5 minutes.

Some of the Brazilians were surprisingly rubbish though. Some very wayward crosses and shots from a few of them.

Venom
29-06-2009, 14:11:00
Pretty much a carbon copy of the Spain game, in my opinion. Only difference is Brazil took their chances in the second half.