Oh, I hope the Brazillians take it I really do. However, if the Germans do take it, it means they've won the current trophy 3 times which means they get to keep it and maybe we English would have more luck winning the new cup than we did with the current version
Still, even if our mortal enemies or the guys who knocked us out are the ones in the final, it has been a great World cup overall. Massive strides have been made with the Asian teams and hopefully the crack down on play-acting will continue. Great stuff.
I guess all of the soccer fans time in this forum is nearly over now, huh?
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The fairytale is set-up perfectly! The greatest player in the world (possibly) nearly retires 2 years ago due to injury. He recovers and leads his team to the World Cup, picking up the Golden Boot on the way. 2002 could be for Ronaldo what 1970 was for Pele.
Mind you, I thought he was going to come back and win Serie A for Inter and he messed that up in the last game.
Oh I am so pumped for Sunday's game. The methodical Germans versus the flamboyant Brazilians. The unmoveable defense (Germany conceded ONE goal in six games) against the unstoppable offence (Brazil scored SIXTEEN goals in six games).
A lot of people are saying that Brazil will win in a cakewalk, but I'm not so sure. In 1998, France won the World Cup by playing just like Germany -- suffocating defence, terrific goaltending, and timely goalscoring. And who did France beat 3-0 in the World Cup Final game? A Brazilian side featuring Ronaldo, Rivaldo, and Roberto Carlos. Don't count out Germany.
However, as Odessasteps pointed out, they will be missing Michael Ballack due to suspension ... he is their midfield general and will be missed. On second thoughts, maybe you can count out Germany.
Don't forget about Saturday's game either. Korea/Turkey should be good, and either side would love to take home the Bronze.
Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean; The Messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen.
Originally posted by ManiacalClownHere's to hoping Ronaldo doesn't make an all-nighter playing Tomb Raider and show up dead tired for the final this time. *snicker*
What I heard was that Ronaldo had an epileptic seizure the night before the 98 final, and (obviously) wasn't going to play, but was forced to play by Nike.
I've never heard anything official on that, just a conspiracy theory...
There are so many theories about this. Nike, all-night porn video watching, his girlfriend cheating on him and the use of 'vitamins' to help his injury have all been mentioned as possible reasons. We'll probably never know.
Seems to put him pretty much in the 2nd tier of QBs (behind Brady, Manning & co) which is probably about right. What he, or at least his agent, is reported as originally hoping for (about $9m extra) probably was optimistic.