NATAL, Brazil -- Rock-solid defenders who constantly chase, tackle and bully their opponents have been the key to Greece tactics
NATAL, Brazil -- Rock-solid defenders who constantly chase, tackle and bully their opponents have been the key to Greece tacticsin Fragen & Antworten 30.01.2018 09:24
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NATAL, Brazil -- Rock-solid defenders who constantly chase, tackle and bully their opponents have been the key to Greece tactics ever since they became European champions in 2004. Logan Ryan Jersey . A decade ago, that team conceded a miserly four goals at Euro 2004 and its successor only conceded four in qualifying to secure its place at the 2014 World Cup as Greece stayed true to its reputation for hard work and ruthless discipline at the back. That all changed when the squad arrived in Brazil. The teams much-vaunted defence was torn apart in a 3-0 defeat by Colombia, whose display of speed and style sometimes left the Greeks standing around like statues. Greece now faces Japan in Natal on Thursday in a game that could very well put either team out of contention. Japan lost to Ivory Coast 2-1 in its opener, meaning neither team can really afford another defeat if they hope to advance out of Group C. Japan advanced to the round of 16 four years ago but lost to Paraguay on penalties. Greece has bowed out in the group stage in its previous two World Cups. For Greece, the need to rebuild its solid back line will be all the more important at a World Cup that is so far seeing crowd-pleasing flair in attack and plenty of goals: 44 in the first 14 games. Colombia scored in the fifth minute, forcing Greece out of its comfort zone right from the start and attacking with speed on the flanks. Greek frustration was reflected in two of its players drawing yellow cards in the second half. "That wasnt what people expected," Greece forward Andreas Samaris said. "I know what everyone expected of Greece though: that we would have 11 men behind the ball, defend, defend, defend and give everything to keep a clean sheet. "We went out to win against Colombia, and that philosophy will not change. We just hope it brings a better result for us because Japan is now a must, must-win game for us." Like Colombia, Japan is likely to attack at speed through the Europe-based trio of Shinji Kagawa, Yuto Nagatomo and Keisuke Honda. Against Ivory Coast, Japan had the better of the first half but ultimately struggled as the game got more physical in the second half. The arrival of the Ivorians star striker Didier Drogba as a second-half substitute also raised his teams performance and there was only a muted response from the Japanese. AC Milan midfielder Honda said that the team was determined to bounce back against Greece. "Nobody feels good about losing and obviously it was a shock," Honda, who opened the scoring with a powerful first-half strike, was quoted as saying. "But its not a shock that we lost, the thing that shocks me is we lost because we could not play to our strengths. "We gave our opponents front line too much respect. Mentally we were weak but that is not a problem that cant be fixed. 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As you watch this play keep in mind the wording of rule 69.3 (If an attacking player initiates contact with a goalkeeper, incidental or otherwise, while the goalkeeper is in his goal crease, and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed.) At the present time Rule 69—Interference on the Goalkeeper is not reviewable. The fact that the Referee did signal a good goal by pointing at the net resulted in a check and balance procedure that followed to quickly and correctly overturn the initial call. A conference between the Officials is required when contact/interference with the goalie has taken place or is suspected to have occurred by at least one member of the crew. On this playy at least one (but most likely all) of the other Officials witnessed the interference on Nabokov and a conference was initiated to report their version of the play to the Referee that was allowing the goal. Austin Johnson Jersey. After a very brief consultation between the four officials an announcement was quickly made to disallow the goal based on incidental contact with the goalkeeper. The contact was truly incidental in nature and no penalty was deserved other than the goal being disallowed. The procedure was followed to the letter and rendered the correct decision. In this case it was an easy call to make from any of the sightlines the crew had (save and except for one perhaps). Very seldom are they this clear cut as multiple players crash the net or when a defensive player initiates contact that propels an attacker into the goal crease. It is without a doubt the most difficult call for a referee and his colleagues to get right. For these reasons I have consistently stated that the Referees on the ice should personally have the advantage of reviewing the play (video review) from a monitor placed at ice level in a secured position. Refs are paid to make this call on the ice so allow them every advantage to ultimately make it correctly. Only if they are allowed to review the play will they have the same opportunity that the rest of us have to determine if and how goalkeeper interference took place. Games are won and lost with the scoring of dirty goals. This will continue, even with the checks and balance procedure in place, until the Referees are allowed to utilize video review in this specialized situation. Its a no-brainer! Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
RE: NATAL, Brazil -- Rock-solid defenders who constantly chase, tackle and bully their opponents have been the key to Greece tacticsin Fragen & Antworten 30.03.2018 17:27
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RE: NATAL, Brazil -- Rock-solid defenders who constantly chase, tackle and bully their opponents have been the key to Greece tacticsin Fragen & Antworten 14.09.2018 11:15
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