Thursday, April 2, 2009

There's no easy games in international football these days, as the very over used cliche rightly says.

Of course, Scotland have been long advocates of this message for many years now. Let's not mention 1978.

There's still few real shock results though but when they happen it's great to see them. When Luxemburg beat Switzerland 2-1 last year that was an amazing result. Check it out HERE on You Tube if you haven't seen it. Stunning.

Bolivia's 6-1 demolition of Argentina this week though took stunning to a new level. What a result. Yes, it was at high altitude, and you could argue that the Argentinians didn't have the necessary preparation time for playing at 3660m, but the Bolivians totally destroyed Argentina and sent Maradona homewards to think again.

Again, if you haven't seen the goals, enjoy the game below:

In days when you have the same teams running away with League title in so many Leagues in Europe, results like this revitalise football and show that everyone is there for the taking, giving so much hope to the smaller nations.

What a great sport.


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