I can´t beleive FIFA gave Zidane the title of best player... That's really a shame and that sure explains lots of things that have happened throughout the Cup...
Some countries will never make it...
Still, I'm glad Italy won, but most of all, I'm glad France didn't win!
I suppose we've all got our little resentments here and there
For once, my husband and I agree
, in that Italy during almost all of the Cup played anti-football, and we just don't think they deserved to win. Germany and France had at least some good moments - they played football, and Italy scored - too bad.
I'm not too sure about Zidane - of course, his behaviour was wrong and cannot be excused (even if - as some rumour has it - that Italian guy said to him he was a terrorist just because he's of Algerian origin), but can this moment invalidate all the postivie contributions he made? Plus this provocation and later Buffon stepping in and telling the referee, just to make sure Zidane was really told to leave - it fits in with the early "collision" between Cannavaro and Thierry Henry and the attack on Vieira (which my husband - who knows about these kind of things - says should have been a clear penalty) - it was all cool calculation - everything directed to the aim of "eliminating" the few players who could have jeopardized their victory. I'm sorry but I can't be brought to like this kind of mentality and all in all, perhaps it was a good thing Zidane got this award after all - at least they couldn't mess that up. Of course, I'm disappointed they kicked Germany out, but it's not just that. If they had played decently, I might - with some effort - say "congratulations, the better team has won", but not this way.
I'll miss the World Cup
As our coach said, "after the match is before the match", so I suppose at least on this side of hte Atlantic, we can now start concentrating on the European championships