Calls for Unity After Iraq Upsets Saudi Arabia at Asian Cup 
Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 07:15 AM - Foo-tball
Fantastic!


The Iraq team's win dripped with symbolism, not least in the makeup of its front-line strikers: one Kurd, one Shiite, one Sunni.



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Zidane, il est merde  
Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 08:35 AM - Foo-tball
What a shameful way to end a brilliant career. Domenech was right to make him sit in the locker for the medal ceremony.



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World Cup Final 
Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 08:35 AM - Foo-tball
ITA: 1 - FRA: 1 (5:3 PK)

Italy wins it in Penalty Kicks. The last time they were in the Final, 1994, they lost it on PK to Brasil.

Almost Ironic.

UPDATE: I started blogging exactly 4 years ago...
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World Cup Semi-Final 
Friday, July 7, 2006, 10:02 AM - Foo-tball

GER: 0 - ITA: 2 (OT)

POR: 1 - BRA: 0

Shoocked.

Italy v France for the Cup, Germany v Portugal for 3rd.


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World Cup Quarter Final 
Friday, July 7, 2006, 09:50 AM - Foo-tball
GER: 1 - ARG: 1 (4:2 PK)

ITA: 3 - UKR: 0

ENG: 0 - POR: 0 (1:3 PK)

BRA: 0 - FRA: 1

I can't believe it





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WorldCup2006 - The Stats That Matter 
Friday, June 30, 2006, 11:46 AM - Foo-tball
Some enterprizing folks in the UK put together this list.


Most Dives: Italy
Most Tantrums: France, Holland
Most Ref Bullying: Croatia
Most Fake Injuries: Paraguay



Interactive list, too.
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Spain v France 
Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 09:55 PM - Foo-tball
SPA: 1 - FRA: 3

I'm Shocked. I don't know anyone who predicted France would advance.
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Brasil v Ghana 
Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 09:53 PM - Foo-tball
BRA: 3 - GHA: 0

If Ghana's forwards had been a little more accurate, they might have one -- score not withstanding. If my networks were as porous as Brasil's defense, I'd be laying bricks right now.
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Matches 
Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 08:40 AM - Foo-tball
ENG: 1 - ECU: 0
6 Yellow
England advances to the Quarterfinal.

POR:1 - NED: 0
11 Yellow, 4 Red
Portugal advances to the Quarterfinal. Didn't pick that one.

ITA:1 - AUS: 0
6 Yellow, 1 Red
Italy advances to the Quarterfinal. Heartbreaker for the Socceroos; Italy awarded a PK in stoppage.

SUI: 0 - UKR: 0 (0:3 pk)
Only 1 Yellow (How'd THAT happen)
The Ukraine advances to the Quarterfinal.



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Argentina v Mexico 
Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 08:37 AM - Foo-tball
ARG: 2 - MEX: 1 (ot)

It took 107 minutes to finish this game, I wish it had been on ABC, but they thought shoiwing the third round of some golf tournament that nobody ever heard of would be better, and Univision wasn't coming in.
No, I don't have cable.

Argentina advances to the Quarterfinal.
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Germany v Sweden 
Sunday, June 25, 2006, 10:40 AM - Foo-tball
GER: 2 - SWE: 0

Round 2 begins with a brilliant game by the Germans. Their passing game is methodical and precise; It was like they were teaching a clinic on the pitch.

Germany advances to the Quarterfinal.

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Round 1 Standings 
Sunday, June 25, 2006, 10:33 AM - Foo-tball


Gr Team GP W D L GS GA GD P

1 H Spain 3 3 0 0 8 1 7 9
2 F Brazil 3 3 0 0 7 1 6 9
3 A Germany 3 3 0 0 8 2 6 9
4 D Portugal 3 3 0 0 5 1 4 9
5 C Argentina 3 2 1 0 8 1 7 7
6 G Switzerland 3 2 1 0 4 0 4 7
7 E Italy 3 2 1 0 5 1 4 7
8 B England 3 2 1 0 5 2 3 7
9 C Netherlands 3 2 1 0 3 1 2 7
10 A Ecuador 3 2 0 1 5 3 2 6
11 E Ghana 3 2 0 1 4 3 1 6
12 H Ukraine 3 2 0 1 5 4 1 6
13 G France 3 1 2 0 3 1 2 5
14 B Sweden 3 1 2 0 3 2 1 5
15 D Mexico 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 4
16 F Australia 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
17 G South Korea 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 4
18 B Paraguay 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
19 E Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 3
20 C Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 3
21 A Poland 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3
22 D Angola 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1 2
23 F Croatia 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
24 H Tunisia 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3 1
25t D Iran 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
25t E United States 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
26 B Trinidad & Tobago 3 0 1 2 0 4 -4 1
27 F Japan 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5 1
28 H Saudi Arabia 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5 1
29 G Togo 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 0
30 A Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 3 9 -6 0
31 C Serbia & Montenegro 3 0 0 3 2 10 -8 0

Tied for 25th... not too bad.
"US National Soccer; we suck less!"
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