There is a lot to talk about for this match. A LOT.
Therefore, a podcast will be in production tomorrow. Our sunbaes Roy and Jae are busy being adults but Tim, Tomas Danicek, and myself are available to go over the key talking points tomorrow night.
Before that comes up however, Tim and I have compiled the highlights for you guys in a Tavern Match of the Day style (oops it got removed due to copyright in less than a minute… SBS official highlights are up in Tim’s recap!)
Other fun facts:
Mexico has two key forwards injured, one of whom is the infamous Oribe Peralta, who was not only instrumental so far for Mexico but also in 2012 when they won Gold. As long as we don’t lose, we will qualify for the quarterfinals
Iraq just mercilessly hacked down Neymar and co as if they actually wanted to injure them. Brazil meanwhile threw away the game with some horrifically bad finishing. With two draws, they are in danger of not qualifying for the RO8.
I was so close to getting my 3-2 prediction correct… I TOLD YOU WE SHOULD’VE BENCHED MCJ
German fans on the internet: credit to aeh1991
Fun fact: In several German forums, they are saying things like:
“We can be glad to have taken 2 points against favourites for the gold medal.”
“Our defense sucked and the pass misses were horrible” (deja vu?)
“South Korea was better both in terms of technique and team play”
“We can’t win with scrubs like Benders.”
“Besides Meyer, Brandt and Gnabry we only have useless players”
“I bet you guys have thought that we’d easily win against the Koreans who can be considered as contenders for gold.”
“If we score more than 8 goals against Fiji we’re safe.”
“That won’t be easy with that team.”
“Why is Son at the Olympics? The Koreans also seem to take the tournament serious. Why everyone does but not us?”
“Because Korea will get military exemption. But Son got it already so I guess it has to do with the general importance of the Olympics in South Korea.”
“Good for us, we’ll have Bender and Ginter back soon.” (by a BVB fan)
“Our team is full of more than average Bundesliga players and can’t perform better than this?”
“I feel sorry for South Korea. They deserve it in every way.”