2012 U19WC Day 4 Wrap Up
|1||(1) United States||2||0||97||13|
|5||(8) American Samoa||2||1||84||41|
The bottom half of the bracket was finalized today with Sweden defeating Panama, 54-20, and American Samoa beating France, 27-14. Both games had great, competitive 1st quarters, but then the eventual winner pulled away in the 2nd. Sweden continued to put it on the second half to come away with a big win. American Samoa didn’t score until the final minutes of the 4th to put the game away after France made it interesting.
I don’t have a whole lot to say, because I actually missed a lot of the games today. I did notice that France couldn’t run the ball against American Samoa, but they managed to find their passing game and the game turned into one of the more exciting ones of the tournament. Panama played very well against Sweden, except they turned the ball over way too many times, and that cost them big.
I’m very excited about tomorrow. I’m interested in seeing what Austria can do against Japan, and to what Canada has in store for the USA.
One more day of football, then that’s it until the European Championships C-Group in September. After this tournament, I’m going to attempt to put together a junior rankings. I’m going to have to dig around and see if I can find some more scores, otherwise I’ll just have these eight teams in the order they finish, except, I suspect, swapping American Samoa and Austria.
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