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Germany vs Italy

Wow. What an entertaining match. It was nice to see *for once* both teams play actual attacking football and for the Italians not to overact and cheat their way to victory.

Two goals in the dying seconds of Extra Time too! Glad it didn't go to penalties but I am (and I never thought I'd ever say this) sad that Germany didn't make it through to the Final (given the choice of them of Italy). It seems that all the teams I'm hoping to win are doing exactly the opposite at present (apartf rom in the France Brazil match). Am hoping for France to beat Portugal tomorrow although with my earlier logic maybe I should hope for a Portugal win if I'm to see France in the final on Sunday? :p

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silver_blue
Jul. 5th, 2006 10:25 am (UTC)
Up there with Argentina v Mexico as the best game of the tournament. Everything about last night was good - great play, players acting as "real men", close game with two teams giving no quarter, and decided by two great goals.

Italy have continued to get stronger through the tournament (and hopefully Gary Lineker can stop making England comparisons along the lines of "when Italy play negative it's the Italian way, when England play negative they get slammed" - the difference being that the Italians can like, pass to their own players and shit). Must be favourites now, and rightfully so. Germany put up an excellent showing considering the youth of their team.

On one level I hope Portugal win tonight - for the amusement value to me of Everton having more representatives in the World Cup final than Liverpool. But I also want to see that old stager Zidane grace a world cup final like he did against Brazil - he was awesome. Be a fitting end for a truly great player.

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