In 2006, Argentina and Germany held a civilized contest that ended ignominiously in penalties, and then, even more ignominiously, in a full-on on-field brawl. Two Argentinians and one German were punished.
Whew! After 19 straight days of soccer, finally a bit of a respite. Of course, I felt I would have been shirking my duties as a Worldview World Cup commentator/blogger if I hadn't at least made an attempt to watch every game.
We have two national teams. One is the European champion, while the other has the best player in the world. The two countries they represent are next-door neighbors. Now, how come this is not a Superclasico?
Yesterday someone asked me who was winning the World Cup. Obviously this required a lengthy answer to explain that no one was really "Ëœwinning' at the moment, but that there were soon to be only 8 teams left. The conversation the developed as follows:
"Who was in the last final?"