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09 July 2006 @ 09:57 pm
I'm Zinedine Zidane, bitch!  
The enduring image (and fitting end) to World Cup 2006

I'm beginning to think Franz Beckenbauer was right. This World Cup was crap. And I'm kinda glad it's over.
shivuishivui on July 10th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
i still can't believe he ended his career like that. he must have shit for brains or a hell of an ego to think he'd get away with it. damn shame.

i was france all the way and i thought they carried the game, but what a horrible ending.

a game this big shouldn't be decided on PKs. terrible.
Not Frank Lampardjonathan8 on July 10th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
Re: Disgrace
I'm all for replays, but sadly, in this day of big TV money, a winner must be decided on the day. You just can't all come back three days later and try it again.

I think he would have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for the linesman. I'm also willing to bet that Materazzi said something to him to make him snap like that. Then again, I absolutely can't fucking stand the Italian team and am always willing to assume the worst about those diving, cheating fucks.

But that was on a par with Vinnie Jones grabbing Paul Gascoigne's nutsack or Eric Cantona's kung fu kick.
Cockney Rebelcockneyrebel on July 10th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Disgrace
Nothing... and I mean NOTHING should be compared to Gazza'a nutsack

You're right though - sub-par WC
Not Frank Lampardjonathan8 on July 10th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Disgrace
I know, but that headbutt will now go into the pantheon of "football players acting like hard men" plays. It was just one of those "holy shit, did he really just do that?" moments.
(Anonymous) on July 10th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
Forza Azzuri!

Come on dude, Zizou was almost inhaled this past few days with everyone sucking up to him, talking about his class on/off the pitch. France shouldn't even have scored, that PK was off a phantom call. (Karma for the Aussie game) Great World Cup, terrible ending for Zidane, another legend that can sit next to Diego in the tarnished image category.
Not Frank Lampardjonathan8 on July 10th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
France shouldn't even have scored, that PK was off a phantom call. (Karma for the Aussie game)

Yes it was. And I laughed my ass off so very hard.

Even wore my Australia jersey at the game, just so there was no question as to why I was rooting against Italy.

I don't deny that Italy were the better side on the day. And once it got to penalties, there was no chance for France, especially with Zidane off the pitch (not that that would have mattered anyway, because if you go 5-for-5, all the best to you). But I really, really, really didn't want them to win. Ah well. Such is life.