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By bob6 (Mon Jul 10, 2006 at 04:14:29 AM EST) football, France, Italy (all tags)
Italia vs France

Okay I promise this is my last World Cup 2006 diary.

Italia vs France

Outcome: 1-1, Italia wins at penalty kicks
Overall appreciation: oh shit, not them again...

Italians dominated the first half and French dominated the second. The additional time was a fucking mess. The game was quite nice with good team play but only a very few beautiful technical moves. That kind of game tends to bore me, if it wasn't for the tension...

I thought that Les Bleus deserved to score another goal since at the end of the game the Italians couldn't stand up anymore but Bufon was too excellent.
Well, and there's Zidane's headbutt. A player with such experience, and a captain on top of that, should really be able keep his temper. I can't think of what Materazzi could have said to him that was so offensive... Something racist, maybe? "You're mother's couscous tastes like pork"?

Judging was a bit lousy, especially considering it was a World Cup Final. Though Zidane's red is beyond question: he deserved it. An interesting fact (or rumor) is that the red was granted after the fourth referee wached the big stadium screen. Video judgement is finally making its way in football.

On the plus side, I really had to sleep yesterday night and I don't think could have rested if France had won.
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S, the most important footie game in four years by georgeha (4.00 / 3) #1 Mon Jul 10, 2006 at 04:17:59 AM EST
ends when people stand around kicking the ball at the goalie? Why didn't they just save two hours and do a coin flip, seems about as random.

Yeah that's ugly by bob6 (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Jul 10, 2006 at 06:26:55 AM EST
But it's not as random as it seems.

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WIPO: Elephant Polo by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon Jul 10, 2006 at 04:42:50 AM EST
I hear if we win it three years running, they burn an elephant and we get to keep the ashes.

Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
(Comment Deleted) by yicky yacky (4.00 / 5) #3 Mon Jul 10, 2006 at 05:11:48 AM EST

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I for one by creo (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Jul 10, 2006 at 05:36:44 AM EST
welcomed our new chest butting overlord.

It was about time those handbag carrying ponces had a real reason to bite the turf - my only disappointment is that he did not follow it up with a Balmain tap dance, but that might have been taking it a little too far...

"I shall do what I believe to be right and honourable" - Guderian

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I'm impressed by bob6 (4.00 / 1) #7 Mon Jul 10, 2006 at 06:35:12 AM EST
The greatest headbutt review evar. It's hard to disagree...
We were not surprised because ZZ has already lost his temper. We were surprised at the timing: the worst possible, from the team point of view.

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Zizou by TurboThy (4.00 / 2) #8 Mon Jul 10, 2006 at 11:51:43 AM EST
To my eyes, the slow (e)motion replay shows Materazzi giving Zidane the mother of all titty-twisters just before the headbutt. Also, I'd knock him down based solely on those ugly-ass tattoos.
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WIPO by alprazolam (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Jul 10, 2006 at 06:11:53 AM EST
the terrel owens saga begins (in earnest) in another month and a half or so.

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