Monday, July 10, 2006

Italy win World Cup final after shootout!!

Italy beat France 5-3 on penalties in the World Cup final after the teams finished level at 1-1 after extra time in a dramatic encounter in which French playmaker Zinedine Zidane was sent off.

Zidane stepped up to take the seventh-minute penalty, opting to nonchalantly dink it above the diving Gianluigi Buffon and the ball struck the bar before bouncing down behind the line to put France ahead.

Italy equalised after 19 minutes when Materazzi atoned for his earlier misdemeanour by rising magnificently above Patrick Vieira to head home an Andrea Pirlo corner from the right.

This is the end of World Cup 2006 Germany.
I have watched it from 3:00am in the morning, really enjoyed the game.

Did you know that, Zidane was fighting with Materazzi during the match? It was too bad because he received a RED card at the end. That's the end of his professional life, why he did that? Check this out.
Funny shot

Tournament results
Previous links
FiFA worldcup official website

Historical match.
1998 France vs Italy
1998 Penalties

2006 meet again, Watch it!


kh loh said...

This is predicted precisely due to Italy need to clear off their corruption image. Now nobody can accused them because they have the world cup on hand. If they play cheated, then the whole world will become fool. So, now the football world is no more simple foot game. It is depend on all the factors. Only feel sorry that I am not betting, if not I should be won for big money already. But nevermind, just to test the sharpness of our observation.
For the hotspot in Perak, once I have more info from my colleagues, I will share with you. This is due to I have no notebook to confirm it.

Nelson said...

Hey Loh,

Did you watch the game this morning?

I think the 1st score made by France is only LUCKY.

Regarding Hotspot in Ipoh, if it works, will you buy a laptop with Centrino chip soon? or PDA?