^^i wish i was as sure as you are my fellow chilean fan, i really want chile to win the cup, but im not a 100% that they are winning, i dont want to be so sure and then end up sad. i really thought Colombia was getting higher, they were showing really good football. but see them now. beated by peru.
Argentina Out, sorry for kokobombon
Messi had a great first half, but Im starting to think he really is a "pecho frio" cold chested in english is like run out of batteries for the second half and the ET and not singing your national anthem is a no no. But I gotta say, that Uruguay has written (again) the book of how to win with a man down, and in enemy territory (they perform the Maracanazo, let´s not forget, so this type of achievements it's in their blood). Suarez drove crazy Argentinas defenders and Forlan is still proving his class, even when everybody was calling him a "cheater" and showing him the "horns" in every corner kick. It was for anyone to grab in the penalties, but Muslera is a monster of a goalkeeper.
Peru v. Colombia was a total surprise, but it´s like they say in spanish: Goles que no haces, te los hacen. And Peru defended well and counter attack Colombia making the most of their mistakes like in the first goal. I blame that on Colombia's goalkeeper (not because Yepes plays in AC Milan ). But what a hell was he doing so far away from his goal, that ball belonged to Yepes not the goalie. A much deserved victory for Peru, just because they scored the goals, like they say.
and my beloved chile is out
i'm not going to lie and saying we played awful, because at least from my point of view we were more than Venezuela. even more in the second half. Valdivia is a total genius. But then again, football is not just about how much does a team stay in the contrary area, is more about how many goels does the team make above the other, and Chile had plenty of opportunities that they werent capable of specify, unlike Venezuela. it was already mention before "Goles que no haces, goles que te hacen"
It happened, to Colombia, it happened to Chile, it happened to Brazil (specially in penalty time) and in some sort of way it happened to Argentina too.
most of the offensive teams were defeated by the ones that were pure defensive or what we call here in south america (though i think is very disqualifying phrase): "Equipos Ratones" (Rat teams)
So now for the semi-finals:
Peru v/s Uruguay
Paraguay v/s Venezuela
btw, now that Chile is out, i'm routing for Uruguay for winning the cup!