18 Jun '08 20:25>
Originally posted by Jigtieit wasn't bad, but russia was simply excellent! they've shown some flashes before, but today's game was the first where they kept it up to the end.
Originally posted by Doyle78Sweden were very poor. Some of their greats from the past are really past it.
Perhaps a bit harsh....an aging Swedish team lacking any real quality aside from the front two came up against a younger and hungrier side.
The Russians were magnificent tonight, passing and movement was sublime. If they maintain that level we are in for a cracking quarter final with the Dutch.
The left full for Russia (Zirhkov I think) has had a fantastic tournament.