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FIFA World Cup Final

 
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I think its going to be Italy, even though I would love to see the Zidane team taking the cup.
 
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I root for Italy, I even wonder how France managed to get this far with a performance like this. I admire Zidane, but I don't think that they can win against the Italian Stallions
 
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There's already another thread on this subject:
https://coderanch.com/t/43454/md/Just-guess-who-will-win

/Svend Rost
 
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Originally posted by Svend Rost:
There's already another thread on this subject:
https://coderanch.com/t/43454/md/Just-guess-who-will-win

/Svend Rost



This thread was started before that.
 
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Sorry boss/....italy too had the same probs at the start of their 1st round matches....so its simillar... and France has played hard to reach here..where as Italy had some luck....Frace will lift the Cup... Bolo France ki Jai!!!
 
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The Italians won win their beloved style. Great actors they are. Except the 10 minutes before they came back to 1-1, they played like dirt. Those 10 minutes, they played really fast and well, but that's all. As if they were playing for the draw. I've never had any respect for this team, and still doesn't have any. I'd like to know what the hero of the game, Materazzi, said to Zidane to make him furious like this.
 
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Originally posted by Satou kurinosuke:
I'd like to know what the hero of the game, Materazzi, said to Zidane to make him furious like this.



Yeah, me too. It's a sad way to end a great career.

/Svend Rost
 
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Italians are known for their repulsive style of football. Their theatrical performances are unparalelled. For most of the match, they played like first time world cup qualifiers, score a goal and stuff all the 11 players in the box.

Anyway, unlike cricket, football , is a game of pure chance and a non-performing teams can get away by compulsive blocking, acting and penalties. That sums up the final match.

A final between two attacking teams such as Brazil and Argentina would have been more interesting.
 
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Its really very sad to watch Zidane career ending this way.......

Why did Henry left the field before the game ends? I think absence of Zidane & Henry during the crucial minutes cost them dearly to loose the world cup.
 
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Materazzi has a reputation for being a very dirty player (e.g. trying to get players sent off, bad tackles etc), just watch this to see what he has done in the past (180,000 hits already since the final):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpG4AHlZrL4&search=materazzi
 
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@Rajan: Thierry Henry had cramps

It was a horrible match. In the end team with the most destructive and negative play won.

I read that the brasilian TV-Station Globo had lip-readers to watch the scene with materazzi. They believe he said "your sister is a prostitute" to Zinedine Zidane.

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[ July 10, 2006: Message edited by: Chris Baron ]
 
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Here's a new Nike commercial with Materazzi.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0Pms_rY7Ls
Ogni atleta ha la sua arma segreta
arma=weapon, ogni=any (not sure)
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