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Olympic semifinal: Brazil vs. Argentina (Your running commentary)

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Good morning everybody. Today is the day the participants for the Olympic men’s soccer gold medal match will be determined. One of the spots has already been clinched. The second spot will be fought for between the two teams considered the best in the tournament.

Lionel Messi and Argentina faces Ronaldinho and Brazil in today’s marquee match-up. Can Argentina’s attack break down a Brazil defense that hasn’t allowed a goal in the tournament? Can Brazil’s offense get going after a flat performance in the quarterfinals?

If you want to watch the match, the best place to do so (especially if you are stuck at work) is the NBC Olympic website. I will be providing the running text commentary along with the streaming video on the NBC Olympic website so be sure to have two windows open on your computer, one for the video and one for SBI, where you can discuss the action. Yes, the game is on TV and can be seen on MSNBC.

If you will be watching the match (and how won’t you be?) please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. (You can also feel free to discuss the Nigeria-Belgium semifinal here as well).

Enjoy the match.


  1. I really cant stand to see such a legend like Ronaldinho be so sad…..Its heart breaking almost. first the slump in form and now this….poor gaucho…

  2. Gotta say, as much I don’t like rooting for Brazil, I’ma have to root for Jo. He’s trying so hard to be American he’s wearing the Nelly band aid.

  3. Crowd is solidly pro-Brazil. “Bā xÄ« jiā yóu” literally is “Brazil add gas”, in this context means “let’s go Brazil”. The Chinese need to some more cheers…

    NBC Online feed is the best. No one talking over the action or crowd noise and best of all, Ives’ commenting.

  4. @ Jeremy,

    I’m not getting any problems watching online.

    A number of things can contribute to your slow feed, but most likely due to high traffic volume on your provider’s boradband space.

    If you lived in Bucksnort, South Dakota like I do, you’d have all the broadband space you could get your virtual hands on!


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