Monday, July 10, 2006

The World Cup is Over

This morning saw the World Cup of Football (soccer for some of you) come to an end. Italy defeated France in a dramatic penalty shootout. I had picked Italy to win and won some money and prizes, so I was happy, but I am sad for Cergie. The worst thing was seeing one of the greated players of all time, Zindane, being sent from the field for a brain explosion inspired head butt. I wonder if we will ever know what happened? I think there may have been some racial abuse involved, but that is speculation.
I know many of my readers know very little about the World Cup. What sets it apart from other world events is that it is truly a World event. The match this morning was probably watched by 2 billion people, 33% of the World's population! Nothing else on this earth will unite people like this tournament. That is why I truly love it.
Now it is over, I will be able to catch up on my sleep and get back to my favourite sport, Rugby League, which is watched by virtually no one in the world... But that's not the point is it?

Congratulations Italy. You made me a rich man today ;o)

San Nakji for President!

7 comments:

The Archivist said...

It was nice of Italy to make you a rich man.

Cergie said...

Thanks for this post, SN, and you are right unfortuntely, I'm so sad for Zidane, he did not well for his last match ! From time to time he *pète les plombs*. It happens 1998 when he swiped his shoes on a player, he got *carton rouge* and cannot play the last match *de la phase éliminatoire*. And poor David Trezeguet missing *tir au but* ! 2000 he put *balle d'égalisation dans le but italien en finale Europe Cup ! Tirs au but and Italia lost the cup ! Yesterday was a revenge for Italia but we did nost lost the match, we lost just the cup !
I was thinging when gardening in the afternoon: "I must say to SN I remember now, Zidane is of *Berbère* origine...
Happily Amélie Mauresmo won Wimbledon Open !!! It was not the case for Nathalie Tauziat who was finalist 1998. So I was anxious before match: how would it be possible to win two so important titles at the same time !

Cergie said...

I must add: my young Pierre plays rugby !!!!
And French rugbyman are not so bad !!!
;-D

Cergie said...

Rugbymen

Cergie said...

I don't understand: Zidane is the player of the WC 2006 !

Oricon Ailin said...

Yeah! Congrats to you and to Italy! Everyone here was betting on Italy as well. We just were betting for fun though...no monetary bets were placed.

black feline said...

the finale was only a sideshow...Zidane is the scene stealer..lol...what a head! wonder has he secretly mastered the famous iron head kungfu from Shaolin!