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cbertsch
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Beautiful
Until they started protecting their lead, the French played beautiful offensive football. The goal was perfection. And Zidane looked ten years younger. Wow!

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tommix From: tommix Date: July 1st, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
What a fucking game! That's the best game I've seen so far. That's what the world cup should be about. Too bad it was so early in the cup. I want France to win it all, man. I think Germany might win, but god would I love to see France win it all.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 2nd, 2006 01:28 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I have to pull for Germany, natürlich, but I wouldn't mind seeing France win it all. What a day for the first Zidane-to-Henry leading to a goal!
shadydeals From: shadydeals Date: July 2nd, 2006 12:44 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That goal was so pure and beautiful and perfect. Great game.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 2nd, 2006 01:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes. For the first half of the second half, the French attack was sublime.
From: pants007 Date: July 2nd, 2006 02:47 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
How beautiful this game was compared to how ugly the first game was! This is what soccer's supposed to look like--I couldn't believe how well the French played or how masterful ZZ looked.

As for Rooney, I don't believe the stamp deserved a red card -- I'm not sure it was intentional. And Ronaldo is a diving jerk.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 2nd, 2006 03:50 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The first game had its moments, but not until after Beckham left. Most of them came in overtime. I thought England played better than Portugal. As for Rooney, I'm not sure about the stamp, but I don't think he was carded until the push, which was deliberate. At any rate, he should have known better than to get that riled up in front of the ref.

I wish I'd taped the French game. Zidane and Ribery were astonishing in their fluid ball control. And Henry finally looked like the Henry everyone was expecting. I just remembered, though, that France looked almost that good in the minutes prior to their goal against South Korea, like they were moving at twice the speed of their opponents, but then slacked off horribly after Henry's goal. Maybe they were pacing themselves.
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