No Round of 16 for Old Men.
Psst: Giorgio Chiellini. When someone bumps you on your right shoulder and you jump up in the air and fall down on your knees, that’s not a foul, it’s a dive.
Is it just me or could Fabio Cannavaro make a living as a Mussolini impersonator?
From the Gazzetto dello Sport: Back home in shame. Lippi: “It’s my fault. I prepared the team badly.” No shit. Gattuso: “Four years ago we were knights of hard work; now we’re knights of shame.”
Kamil Kopunek’s goal off the throw-in is a special embarrassment for the Azurri. They looked like they were in the REM stages of sleep.
Ruud Gullit nailed it: ” The core of their defense is from Juventus – and they just had their worst year ever.”
I wonder if the pomodori will be flying on their return as they were in 1966 . . . It might be worth while to consider flying into Lugano, Switzerland or Nice and taking a train home. In disguise.
Impressive efficiency by Slovakia: four shots on target; three goals.
Jon Dahl Tomasson’s whiff in the 70th minute was one of the worst I’ve ever seen.
Thomas Sorenson – a usually good goalkeeper who had a really bad day.
I’m glad that I didn’t DVR the Paraguay v New Zealand game. Did anyone see it? Was it as dull as it appeared in the speed game?
Nicklas Bendtner, please work on your finishing before Arsenal’s next season starts, okay?