Monday, 9 June 2008

Macho Austria Just Fail To Standfest Against Croatia

We watched this game in The Famous Three Kings a West Kensington, where there was a fairly strong Croatian contingent.

The Croatian fans were very quiet in the first half, only really reacting to the goal, apart from one Scottish man in a Crotia shirt who was all too vociferous at fairly random points. Crotia dominated the first half with some nice attacking play, and I was particularly impressed by Srna and new Spurs signing Modric.

I had been led to believe that Austria were going to be an embarassment to the tournament and for a few minutes after the early Croatian goal it looked like that might be the case, but they grew in confidence and played increasingly effective football, especially throughout the second half. The Croatia fans in the F3K now seemed to have woken up but their team had fallen asleep and hung on grimly against the Austrians.

All four representatives from Euro2008InLondon that were present admitted that they'd started off wanting Croatia to win but had finished off supporting Austria. I can't quite put my finger on it but the Croatian supporters didn't quite do it for me and to my mind the host country deserved at least a draw.

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