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How surprising, another classic Argentina/Germany showdown! Do they all go into penalty kicks?!

I really thought Argentina started to lose control of the game when those subs were made. I know Abiandizerri(SP?)leaving the game at goalkeeper messed with their plans but you still have 2 subs to make. With one of those subs, you have to put in Messi or Saviola. Jose Pekerman didn't, he instead went with a conservative, un-Argentina like style when he went with Cruz for Riquelme. Don't get me wrong, Cruz is good but Argentina needed to play their style to win this game. I felt like Pekerman coached to not lose the game, and like in all sports, it comes back and really bites.

Germany showed why they could be champs. They have the heart of one. This team didn't back down, they kept pushing and pushing. Klose has to be one of the most underrated strikers on Earth. He makes some goals look easy. I think Klinsmann would like nice coaching on the U.S. sideline in 2010. His attacking style and our athleticism are such a perfect match.





Penalty Kicks to end a classic like that???
Like ahome run derby to deside a baseball game


And I dont know much about soccer, but I knew enough to pick Germany to win it all in the office pool =D

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A couple of shockers today, in my opinion.

Portugal/England was a good match. Rooney was just stupid to stomp Cavalho(SP?) of Portugal. You have to be more calm and disciplined at this level, especially at this stage where your playing to get into the final 4. It could have very well costed his team the game, though England had some good chances later in the 2nd half. I thought England would have won because Portugal had Deco out, maybe the 2nd best player on Portugal. I'm not surprised that Eriksson isn't coming back to coach England. His lineups were too conservative and he didn't really get into the players like he maybe should have. On the PK's, Ricardo of Portugal was outstanding, great goalkeeping.

France and Brazil ends in the same result of the 98 Final, except it was 1-0. I'm a little surprised. I feel like Brazil and England were the most disappointing teams in this WC. What a great goal by France, Zidane to Henry on the free kick. Zidane played like he was 20 years old today. Brazil played decent defense but I think age might have caught up to them. Cafu looked like he was nearing 50 the way he was playing. Ronaldinho had a good free kick that was a little high but he didn't really do much in this WC. He didn't even look close to the player he was with Barcelona. I know its a different sport but I guess you could say that this Brazil team reminded me of the 2003-2004 Lakers. Great starting lineup, name players, and showed flashes of greatness but don't play together as a team in the end. I think that sums up this Brazil team very well.

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WOW
Was at the doubleheader all day and missed a HELL OF A DAY in soccer...

England AND Brazil gone

France and Zidane reborn...

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Italy is in the Final

Congratulations, Italia!

What an ending to this one.

Just when I thought it was going into shootout, 2 quick, shocking goals in a span of a little over a minute were scored. I got to admit that I was pretty stunned and couldn't speak for 5 minutes. I wouldn't know how to handle myself after losing like that if it were my team. I still think highly of Klinnsman and think he'll be the U.S. coach in 2010 because he lives in the States and would be close to his family. Plus, his style of coaching would fit nicely.

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Italy is in the Final

Congratulations, Italia!

What an ending to this one.

Just when I thought it was going into shootout, 2 quick, shocking goals in a span of a little over a minute were scored. I got to admit that I was pretty stunned and couldn't speak for 5 minutes. I wouldn't know how to handle myself after losing like that if it were my team. I still think highly of Klinnsman and think he'll be the U.S. coach in 2010 because he lives in the States and would be close to his family. Plus, his style of coaching would fit nicely.




HARD FOUGHT BATTLE all the way
AMAZING FINISH....

Glad it was settled in overtime, instead of PK's

Congrats Italy knocking off the Host/ Powerhouse germany... Maybe it will help salve the wounds from the Italian Referee Scandal.....

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Zinedine Zidane
Not only a cool name.. but one of the greatest World Cup performers of all time

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penalty shot was [sign in to see URL] world cup is fixed.
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penalty shot was [sign in to see URL] world cup is fixed.



Was a "ticky tack" foul and a hard way to lose.. and Portugal had many good chances and could have won that [sign in to see URL] few balls go in and its 4-1


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Germany vs Portugal for 3rd place.

I'm not a fan of the 3rd place game, as most of these players already start thinking about their club season.

These games usually have more goals scored, so if you like offensive soccer, then it might be worth the time. Also younger players get playing time, so for Portugal, it might be a preview of what they have to come in terms of talent as they are one of the older teams in this WC.

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I got $20 on france
I bet someone who follows soccer, like we follow the [sign in to see URL] was like "YOU SURE?????"
Italy is THAT much of a favorite??
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