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Monday, June 14, 2004

Chances are scarce 

Ok so maybe there are a few countable games of Euro 2004 on Fox Sports World. Most of them involve Italy, which makes me wonder why. (It's not like they're the favs of North America.) Though I can't complain too much about being able to see a game live. It was a stalement between Italy and Denmark. Truth be told, regardless of what the match report may suggest, the Danes for the most part outplayed the Italians who turned in a poor performance as one of the favorites to win the tournament. Star players Francesco Totti and Christian Vieri were mediocre at best and it was their defense and goalkeeping that were up to standards just to scrape out the draw. The Danes dominated possession in midfield, but had little to show for in the end as Italy held up in defense, limiting shots to mostly long range efforts. Italy actually looked more likely to score given their far and in between chances when they did get them. Thomas Sorensen was good in goal for Denmark as he made a few nice saves. It was not a good game for the traditional number 10 on both ends with the fore mentioned Totti and Martin Jorgensen also almost non-existent before being substituted. In the end, the result was satisfactory for Denmark who're unlucky not to come away with 3 points, but a poor outing for Italy as they need to regroup and pick up their game for the next match.

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