Sunday, July 09, 2006

The World Cup Final

Well, Zidane will surely be remembered for two outstanding headers late in the match, one of which almost won it for France and another which probably lost it.

France were outplayed in the first half but - helped by a bizarre Italian half-time decision to convert themselves into the English team - had the better of the second half. And maybe even the extra time. But, in the end, it was the excellence of the Italian penalty-takers - and the enforced absence of Zidane - which secured the victory for Italy.

Difficult now to see many of these players being consigned to the Italian third division. So who will be surprised if and when the scandal evaporates?

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