Sunday, July 09, 2006

Italy Campioni!

I am not a foot ball fan at all. But man, what a game! I think Marco Materazzi also deserved a red card. He must have said something real nasty for Zidane to head-butt him. It was funny listening to commentators on ABC. There they were, Italy and France playing soccer in Germany. And here was ABC soccer specialists trying to please their American audience. “Berlin - This is where USA won the Olympics in 1936. This is where Jesse Owens won 4 gold medals. France just scored a goal. Jesse Owens was born in Oakville, Alabama. The AMERICAN surprised many by winning not one by 4 gold medals. Coming back to the game, Zidane scored the first score for France. Italy 0 France 1. Owens was cheered enthusiastically by 110,000 people in Berlin's Olympic Stadium and later ordinary Germans sought his autograph when they saw him in the streets."


Blogger yetanother.softwarejunk said...

if you want to see Red card for Marco Materazzi for this reason, you may not see a single player to play for last 1 hour.
This is what is called sledging. That is not the way to react for it. That too a great footballer :-(

Nice blog!!

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Ullas said...

Well Materazzi was the one who made the equalizer. Did it occur to people that Zizzou may have retailiated because Marco took away Zizzou's moment.

Another outburst at Buffon when he made a spectacular save of Zizzou header makes me believe this more and more.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Me:) said...

Liked the commentary on ABC commentators. What else will Americans be interested in listening to? France, Italy and soccer are equally less interesting anyways..

1:41 PM  
Blogger Anoop G said...

really.. did they say so in commentary. i dont believe.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Pradeep said...

How sad that France should have lost the way it did.. Now we know what Matterazi said... but i don't think it was worth giving up the World Cup for it...

11:31 PM  
Blogger Injikadan Mathai said...

i hate zidane and the french..so not complaining..hehehe

11:28 AM  

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