World Cup 2006

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Zidane’s Interview

This will be my last entry on this topic (i.e. the World Cup) … c’est fini après ça. Here is Zidane’s interview: For all those of you that don’t understand le français, I’ll translate a couple of things …

What did Materazzi Say?

I just got home from work, sat down in front of my laptop, and read this article from the Guardian. At the risk of turning my blog into a football/soccer gossip column, here’s the article: An Italian lip-reader last night claimed to have deciphered the words Marco Materazzi said to Zinedine Zidane that provoked the…

How the World Cup was Decided

Wow, the events of yesterday are still bouncing around in my brain. Lots of dodos are blaming Zidane for the loss. Give me a fxxking break. Zidane was sent off with 10min to go and no gas left. If it was anyone’s fault, blame Trezeguet who missed his penalty kick. To me the key moment…

How can I say this? I’m happy for Gli Azzurri, but life isn’t perfect. The day started off superbly. Having won a bet on the Italy-German semifinal, we had an incredible brunch on Veit’s roof deck in Beacon Hill. (Thanks Veit, we need to have more bets!) On the menu: smoke salmon, croissants, eggs, waffles,…

Why France beat Brazil

This is so funny. A series of photos of the winning goal in the France-Brazil game. Poor Roberto Carlos, I guess that’s why he retired. BTW – Germany-Portugal is shaping up to be a good game. It’s 2-0 right now, but it would be 4-0 if not for the Portuguese goalie, Ricardo. Update: Schweinsteiger, GOOOAAALLLAAAZZZZZZOOOO!…

This world cup has been marked by beautiful games and people accusing refs of making bad calls. David Hirshey in today’s NY Times OpEd section: Several months before the 1999 Women’s World Cup, I accompanied the United States national team to Brazil for a series of exhibition matches. One afternoon, at a training facility outside…

Fabulous

Well it was an incredible game. Both teams played impressively well. Italy had the advantage in the first half, Germany had the advantage in the second half. Overtime varied between end to end play, and exhausted players walking around. As the final whistle approached, Italy kept on substituting in forwards. The turning point was when…

Big Game Today

Here I am, with my affiliations to Italy, the land of my origins, in a “German” lab. Many bets are on the line. So can Gli Azzurri make it? Although history may predict that the home team has an advantage, Germany has never defeated Italy in either the Euro Cup or the World Cup. There…

Zidane est Merveilleux

Why did France beat Brazil? Because they have the greatest living soccer player. … and then the winning goal (note how at the beginning of the play, Zidane flips the ball over Ronaldo’s head): Incredible, one of the best games of this World Cup.

I can’t believe it

… Italy last minute penalty. Goal. So was that “foul” worthy of a penalty shot? Was this a second game ruined by a bad ref? You tell me. All I know is that this victory for Gli Azzurri, left a bad taste in my mouth.