Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Forza Italia!!

Hi there people!

Welcome to my blog, this is where you can view my opinion on various events, starting with the 2006 World Cup!

Well the world cup has come and gone and though i have enjoyed the endless "footie on the telly" I have to say that next years' academy awards should have no shortage of takers for the award in the category for best actor. The nominees would include:
1. Christiano Ronaldo
2. Francesco Totti
3. Fabio Grosso
4. Marco Matterazi
5. Thiery Henry
6. Florent Malouda

To name but a few. I was left in utter disgust by the play acting to either get a player deliberately sent off or to influence the outcome of the game. No doubt that Fifa will have something to say about it.
I have to say that i was really impressed by the host nation Germany and believe that my own country (South Africa) can learn a few lessons before 2010. The only thing this world cup lacked was a "surprise package", think South Korea and Senegal in 2002, Croatia in 1998. In the end a really good Fabio Cannavaro inspired Italy team, beat the frenchies in an exiting encounter. Apart from the Zidane-Materazzi incident i have to say that we saw a decent world cup final.

Clint Claassen