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Re: FIFA World Cup
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2006, 08:59:01 AM »
i agree!!! Didn't watch the game though....going based on recaps and what i read...I was at the Pride Parade Yesterday....Went for sh|ts and giggles...lots of fun!! :monroe: :MM:
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Re: FIFA World Cup
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2006, 01:34:11 PM »
so Italy won over australia 1-0 at the 95min mark (extra med time).

Toronto is going to be INSANE TODAY!!!! if I were not playing Volleyball I'd check it out!!! 

So it will be intresting who will win Switzerland / Ukraine match starting any minute now!!! They play Italy on Friday.
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Re: FIFA World Cup
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2006, 06:38:35 AM »
Ukraine beats Switzerland in a Shoot out in overtime!  3-0

Ukraine to meet Italy on Friday at 3pm EST (Italy has a good chance to beat Ukraine's first visit to the World Cup...even with loosing a player yesterday)

Today at 11:00am EST Brazil and Africa's surprise Ghana
and at 3:00pm EST Spain vs France <---will be interesting....

Stay tuned for updates...anyone have comments on the games?? ???
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Re: FIFA World Cup
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2006, 02:42:56 PM »
Well brazil won (shocker) 3-0 the defence men on ghana were not as good as their forwards/strikers which puts too much pressure on the goalie.

Currently Spain is up 1-0 Villa scores at 27min mark....


It would be cool if France won...but i'm doubtful!!

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Re: FIFA World Cup
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2006, 01:36:44 PM »
ok so i was away this weekend...but i'm sure most of u have the update on the games....

"Yesterday Italy beat Germany 2-0 in extra time.  Fabio Gross twisted a left-footed shot into the far side of the net with one minute of extra time remaining, then Alessandro Del Piero clinched the 2-0 win in injury time with a counterattacking goal as Germany pressed desperately to equalize"  Metro Wednesday July 5, 2006.

Today Portugal faces France...touch match up...France is the underdog of the season....but Portugal has all their players back...all I know is that if Italy faces Portugal on Sunday afternoon....all hell will break loose downtown toronto REGARDLESS who wins!!!  :meow:
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Re: FIFA World Cup
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2006, 02:19:21 PM »
trying to watch matchcast at my desk....damn yahoo busy server connection...times out!!!!!

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Re: FIFA World Cup
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2006, 12:11:46 PM »
Vive La France!!

Good luck Sunday!!!  :cheer:
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Re: FIFA World Cup
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2006, 02:26:50 PM »
FORZA ITALIA!!!

Congrats to all Italia fans!! The New Champions of the World...

Exciting nail biting defencive game ending with poor sportsmanship:

From www.fifaworldcup.com

Farewell to Zidane
The presence of France in the Final had been predicted by few but Zinedine Zidane rolled back the years to help Les Bleus see off Spain and Brazil en route to the Final. His efforts earned him the adidas Golden Ball but although he found the net against Italy eight years after scoring twice in the 1998 Final there was no happy ending as his farewell appearance concluded with a red card. While Zidane is now part of France's past, Frank Ribery's performances in Germany hinted at a bright future.


ZouZou had an unnecesary headbutt near the end of the game which was part of the reason France lost.  Henry was subed in near the end of the game as well.  France is a very strong team but without them their hopes were sunk with a 5-3 loss in penalty kicks.

I was down in "little italy" last night...no matter your culture no matter your age....it was party time! This was an experience I will never forget! I had to leave early because of work today =( I was down there from Noon until 10pm!!!

from www.cp24.com
Parties Go All Night As Toronto Celebrates Italy's World Cup WinMonday July 10, 2006
From the heart of Woodbridge, Ont. to the festival on St. Clair West, to the cafes of College Street, the celebrations that took place following Italy's World Cup victory Sunday night were truly ones worth remembering.

And if you don't believe it, one look at the mass of debris, flags and paraphernalia strewn about in each of those locations should be enough to change your mind.

Moments after Fabio Grosso's penalty kick brought Italy their fourth World Cup win - the first in 24 years - tens of thousands exploded onto streets throughout the Greater Toronto Area to kick off festivities that went well into Monday morning, and for some, probably beyond that.

Even at the Rogers Centre where fans usually convene to take in baseball and a different brand of football, 35,000 strong made the scene to watch the big match on the stadium's massive screen.

And with those kinds of numbers in attendance, you know when the show was over the action was only just beginning.

But at its core, the street soirees were about more than just Italy claiming the World Cup, even if they did do so in brilliantly dramatic fashion with a 5-3 win on penalty kicks.

Proof of greater meaning was seen in the inclusion of French fans, sad at their team's loss, but happy to honour the end of a tremendous month-long event with a bash that was fitting.

"I'm very positive and I'm very proud of my team," said one French fan amidst a mixed group at a downtown bar.

And so everyone celebrated together and according to Toronto Police, despite closing several blocks in a few key neighbourhoods and monitoring more than 100,000 people, nothing got terribly out of hand.

Even Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper got in on the act, taking time to give his blessing to festivities that would've gone on either way.

"On behalf of Canada's new government, I would like to congratulate Italy on its World Cup victory, and wish Italian-Canadians the most joyous of celebrations," he said.

It looks like the prime minister got his wish.


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Re: FIFA World Cup
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2006, 02:29:52 PM »
France captain Zinedine Zidane, sent off for head-butting Marco Materazzi late in Sunday's World Cup final loss to Italy, won the Golden Ball award for the tournament's best player.

The results were released Monday morning in Berlin by FIFA.

Zidane polled 2012 points in the vote by journalists covering the tournament, beating Italians Fabio Cannavaro (1977 points) and Andrea Pirlo (715 points) in the ballot.

Zidane, who put France ahead with a penalty kick in the opening minutes, was given a red card after slamming his head into Materazzi's chest during the tense second period of extra time.

It was his last act as a professional player and one that was widely criticized in France and abroad.

With the score locked 1-1 after 120 minutes the French missed Zidane's prowess in the penalty shootout, which Italy calmly won 5-3 to collect its fourth World Cup title.

Zidane, 34, a former international player of the year and 1998 World Cup champion, announced last month that he was retiring from soccer after the tournament.

He wasn't particularly outstanding in France's opening draws with Switzerland and South Korea and missed the last group match against Togo due to suspension. But Zidane produced some vintage performances in the wins over Spain, Brazil and Portugal in the knockout phase.

Voting for the 2006 Golden Ball closed at midnight Sunday. In previous tournaments, the ballot has closed at halftime in the final and the winner announced soon after the match.

Italy captain Cannavaro led an Italian defense that conceded only two goals in the tournament: an own-goal against the United States and Zidane's penalty. The final was his 100th cap for Italy.

"I got my award, that's it right there," Cannavaro said, gesturing toward the World Cup trophy sitting on the table in front of him. "I'm extremely pleased with what I have."

With fellow central defender Alessandro Nesta injured, Cannavaro played every minute of Italy's seven games.

Many pundits tipped Cannavaro as the winner, including 1986 winner Diego Maradona.

"Fabio Cannavaro was the best player of this World Cup," the Argentine great said. "Yes, it was a tournament without one dominant player, but Fabio was huge."

Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn won the Golden Ball in 2002. Other previous winners were Brazilians Ronaldo (1998) and Romario ('94) and Italy's Salvatore Schillaci ('90).

Germany striker Miroslav Klose was the Golden Shoe winner for the tournament's leading scorer. He won with five goals. Ronaldo won the award in 2002 with eight goals.
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Re: FIFA World Cup
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2006, 06:37:58 AM »
From my understanding it was Zambrotta that scored on himself during the USA/italy match.

in regards to what set zidane off....rumour has it materazzi made a comment about him being a terroriste which has yet to be proven.  Come on people this is soccer...I'm not condoning nasty comments but the whole point of side talk is to throw you off your game...its up to you to let it take over!
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