World Cup: Brazil slips up a gear

Brazil 3 Ghana 0

Brazil qualifies and Ronaldo breaks the record

RONALDO (5')

ADRIANO (46+')

ZE ROBERTO (84')

We counted 18 shots by Ghana against Brazil's 11 and 4 corners against 3 but it was Brazil that scored three goals without reply - and the tally could have been six.

7 goals in two games - Brazil is warming up. With this ease in scoring goals, poor France and after this, Portugal, with Deco but without half the team punished by second yellow cards - or less probably England, playing without a head, or a heart, or a plan, or anything.

France 3 Spain 1

Nostradamus was wrong. Zidane was right. On target.

Villa (28' PEN)

RIBERY (41')

VIEIRA (83')

ZIDANE (92+')

Who would have said that France would beat Spain so easily? Not so Nostradamus, who saw the Holy Grail going back to Spain at the end of the sixth month of 2006, a case of too many visions and drugs and a lack of judgement.

Raymond Domenech has the spine of the Old France once again throbbing with life: Henry, Zidane, Thuram, Vieira, Barthez, and now Ribery

Quarter Finals. Who was more efficient?

What is the classification of the teams after 4 games?

1. Brazil (10-1) 12 points

2. Germany (10-2) 12

3. Portugal (6-1) 12

4. Argentina (10-2) 10

5. Italy (6-1) 10

6. England (6-2) 10

7. Ukraine (5-4) 9

8. France (6-2) 8

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY

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