Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Munich - what a stadium!


It's (almost) over.
Didn't you expect a little more from a World Cup Semi-Final? It was such a lukewarm game: just one goal (from a penalty), two yellow cards, a lot of defending from France, a lot of possession for Portugal but not many chances to score and, in the end, a few half-smiles and no tears. What's the matter with these people? lol
It pains me to say this but I think these teams turned into Greece of 2004 (no offence) - results are better than "joga bonito" - this is the football of today.
We have a curse with France, it's been 30 years since we last beat them and in the meantime we lost two semi-finals against them in the european championships of 1984 and 2000. Sad story.
Anyway, I wasn't very optimistic about this, but we still could've won, it was such a stupid game, it's a bit frustrating to lose like this.
Still, I'm proud we got this far: we're only going home a day before the final. On Saturday we'll play again, against Germany to see who gets the 3rd place. That's another stupid game...who cares anyway?

7 comments:

fb said...

Who would have thought that Germany and Italy would play attacking football with rampaging full backs!?...Grosso, Zambrotta, Lahm.

It was a flat game game compared to the other semi final and the goals seem to have dried up since the group stages.

I wanted Ricardo to score at the end when Portugal had their corners but alas it wasn't to be.

Steve Awesome said...

I didn't know. Sorry. The world cup can really suck sometimes but gives fantastic euphoria at others. France were always going to be tough to beat but there is always next time. I think that deep down all football supporters are optimists and think one day... just one day... maybe it will all come good

Devil Mood said...

FB: Yes, at least Italy's game was very surprising. I never saw them play like that and I've been in the business for...well, not too long ;) If only we had one of France's forwards, (Henry, Gouvou, Trezeguet, Saha, Wiltord) just the one would be nice lol

Steve: That's a nice thought: we're all optimistic fools. We have to be, you're right, otherwise it wouldn't make sense.

Scholiast said...

At least you'll have a chance to beat the Germans to a pulp in the bronze final ;)

Devil Mood said...

Scholiast: That's right, but it'll be very hard. Depends on who is more motivated for that match.

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