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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 24
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

I want to make clear that this thread is not intended to be an anti-brasil thread. I thought, and still think, Brasil have the best team, but that they did not play as expected.
This thread is dedicated to one of the best players football has given. When the Spanish press and players said they wanted to retire Zidane the other day, he proved that he could still play, and the way he performed today against Brasil was simply amazing. I have always admired Zizou, and if Italy can't win the cup, I would support France just because of him. And I have just one request: Zizou, please don't retire after this World Cup ... football needs your magic! Merci!




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User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

I already wrote it in the other thread, he remined me of the Zidane we had the pleasure to watch in 1998. Amazing performance, a true leader who overtops everyone in the really important matches. If Germany wasn´t left in the tournament, I would fully root for France.

User currently offlineReins485 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Quoting 9V-SPF (Reply 1):
If Germany wasn't left in the tournament, I would fully root for France.

I love watching Zidane play and if I could I would love to see him play every day. He is my favorite player and I am rooting for France(because USA played horribly). It was a sad day for the entire world of football when he announced his retirement.

Quoting EZEIZA (Thread starter):
And I have just one request: Zizou, please don't retire after this World Cup ... football needs your magic! Merci!

AGREED!!!!!!


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Quoting EZEIZA (Thread starter):
this thread is not intended to be an anti-brasil thread

NOT?!?!?! Big grin

Quoting EZEIZA (Thread starter):
EZEIZA From Argentina

 Wink

Quoting EZEIZA (Thread starter):
Brasil have the best team,

Nah... they have a lot of hyper-super-duper-mega stars that don't seem to get along anymore. Sad to say it, but it's true. They're too spoilt, you could say.

Quoting EZEIZA (Thread starter):
the way he performed today against Brasil was simply amazing.

 checkmark  I'm still amazed by that stunt of his... "Well, I have the ball, a Brazilian player to my left and I want to get away from him while keeping the ball. So if I kick it in the air just like this, make it fly to the other side of him and catch it just like this, I should be OK... oh well, no we're at 1-0!" WOW!



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21461 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
Nah... they have a lot of hyper-super-duper-mega stars that don't seem to get along anymore. Sad to say it, but it's true. They're too spoilt, you could say.

Yeah, that's what it looked like, unfortunately. I had been ready to cheer for them as well, but it was just one big disappointment. Sad

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
I'm still amazed by that stunt of his... "Well, I have the ball, a Brazilian player to my left and I want to get away from him while keeping the ball. So if I kick it in the air just like this, make it fly to the other side of him and catch it just like this, I should be OK... oh well, no we're at 1-0!" WOW!

He is a true superstar; If a player manages to make me smile and applaud repeatedly during the game with his sheer skill and grace, that's really saying something!

He's already made a fantastic comeback, even if they should get stopped in the next game he will still remain a legend. One can only hope to see that kind of talent again sometime...!  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Zizo es un IDOLO, and Thierry Henry is a star !In my point of view this was the best football of the MONDIAL until now
Allez la France ......Germany dont deserve to win ! es cosa del destino !Pure coincidence !
Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

He was outstanding, breathtaking at times... and it all seemed so effortless. I was fortunate enough to be present when he scored "that" goal at Hampden in the Champions League final a few years ago.

I'm going to the 3rd/4th place play-off and, after watching that performance by Zidane, I can't decide whether I want to see them in that or get to the final. What a dilemma!


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1927 times:
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Zidane is just pure magic, he makes it look so easy. He was a genius against Brazil today, but the pleasure and excitement he's given to global football fans over the past 10 years has been immense. He is up there with Pele, Maradona, Cruyff, Van Basten, Platini, Eusebio etc. He will be a loss to football when he retires.


In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
Quoting EZEIZA (Thread starter):
this thread is not intended to be an anti-brasil thread

NOT?!?!?!

Quoting EZEIZA (Thread starter):
EZEIZA From Argentina

lol! I'm in Argentina, I love Argentina, lived here on and off for 14 years, but I am Italian!!

Quoting David L (Reply 6):
I was fortunate enough to be present when he scored "that" goal at Hampden in the Champions League final a few years ago.

That's something to tell your grandchildren ... a goal like that in a Champ. League final ... wow!

Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 7):
He is up there with Pele, Maradona, Cruyff, Van Basten, Platini, Eusebio etc. He will be a loss to football when he retires

yes to all you said  Smile

regards  Smile



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26487 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Quoting EZEIZA (Thread starter):
I thought, and still think, Brasil have the best team, but that they did not play as expected.

You know, I keep hearing that, but there is some serious fire power on the other teams as well. France has quite possibly the two best players in the world (Sorry Ronaldhino), England was stacked (too bad Rooney is a chubby moron) and it is hard to argue with Germany and Portugal's talent as well. Further, given the way France dominated Brazil in 1998, I am surprised they were as underrated as they were today. I mean, France gives Brazil fits because their playing style is exactly what the Brazilians can't handle.

Quoting 9V-SPF (Reply 1):
If Germany wasn´t left in the tournament, I would fully root for France.

With the US and Iran gone, I am no longer torn about who to support. Vive la France

Quoting EZEIZA (Thread starter):
Zizou, please don't retire after this World Cup ... football needs your magic! Merci!

Last I heard, his retirement would only be from international football, which means he can still change his mind.

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
I'm still amazed by that stunt of his... "Well, I have the ball, a Brazilian player to my left and I want to get away from him while keeping the ball. So if I kick it in the air just like this, make it fly to the other side of him and catch it just like this, I should be OK... oh well, no we're at 1-0!"

It was absolute beauty. The fact that it was Zidane to Henry made it that much better. Further, Zidane's ability with the ball essentially acted as France's first line of defense and allowed the French defenders to do an absolutely amazing job.

BTW, did anyone see just how well Ribery played?



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1825 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
Brasil have the best team,

Nah...

Suggest you now change your flag, to either
France or Italy
- or Portugal as alternative

 wave 


User currently offlineAviationmaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2481 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
Last I heard, his retirement would only be from international football, which means he can still change his mind.

Zidane actually also gave his retirement from Real Madrid, when the Spanish season was over. He still had a contract for the 06/07 season, but decided to retire early.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 10):
Suggest you now change your flag,

I changed it back to where I'm actually from.  Wink



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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3587 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

I love to see Ronaldinho at the FC Barcelona... Together with Deco, Eto'o and all other stars. But the way Brazil played was so annoying that they deserved to lose...

Well done, France!


User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Quoting EZEIZA (Thread starter):
Zizou, please don't retire after this World Cup ... football needs your magic! Merci!

Well siad... Long live Zidane!! Vive la France!



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User currently offlinePera From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

I was too young to watch big players like Maradona, Cryuff and Pelé.
It doesn't matter, in 50 years I can tell the story about Zinedine Zidane for my grandchildren, this guy is already a legend!


User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
Last I heard, his retirement would only be from international football, which means he can still change his mind

As aviationmaster mentioned, he fully retired from football, not only internationally. In fact i think he already was offered a position in Real Madrid, not sure what position, but if I'm not mistaken, somenthing to do with the youth players.
I'm sure going to miss his magic

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
BTW, did anyone see just how well Ribery played?

true! They were talking in Spain that he might go to Real Madrid as well, depending on who wins the elections .... great player



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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
Quoting EZEIZA (Thread starter):
I thought, and still think, Brasil have the best team, but that they did not play as expected.

You know, I keep hearing that,

I've been waiting for Brazil to inspire me since 1970. I know they have some great individuals and they do occasionally turn on the style but I've generally preferred watching Argentina, for example, and in any given World Cup there have been more exciting teams, albeit temporarily, such as Turkey, Romania, Netherlands, Caech Republic, etc.

Quoting Pera (Reply 15):
I was too young to watch big players like Maradona, Cryuff and Pelé

I'll admit reluctantly that I did see all of those playing. I saw Pele in the twighlight of his career playing for Santos when they played a Hong Kong select in Hong Kong.


User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
France has quite possibly the two best players in the world

WHAT?? Zizou, yes....maybe one of the best 2. Henry...NO.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
BTW, did anyone see just how well Ribery played?

This kid is my worldcup surprise. He's waay fast.


User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 13):
I love to see Ronaldinho at the FC Barcelona... Together with Deco, Eto'o and all other stars. But the way Brazil played was so annoying that they deserved to lose...

Brazil deserved to lose the previous game too agaisnt Ghana. Their exit was waay overdue.


User currently offlineSantosdumont From Brazil, joined Dec 2003, 1201 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

I'm no expert, but I figured I should say something about how the reaction to the defeat has been here in Brazil.

The press has pummeled (now former) Coach Parreira for not making personnel changes early in the game.

The game confirmed many people's fears about how the Brazilians would react against a heavyweight opponent like France as opposed to, say, Japan or Ghana.

Watching the game, I thought about that old Monty Python bit about a soccer team made up of peg-legged pirates who just stand there and let the other team move around at will.



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User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2607 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1638 times:
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Why is he retiring when he's only 34?

User currently offlineTR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 775 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
Nah... they have a lot of hyper-super-duper-mega stars that don't seem to get along anymore. Sad to say it, but it's true. They're too spoilt, you could say.

This is what everybody is saying here in Brazil. And imagine, there is now 180 million people VERY disappointed with the team performance. Why Ronaldinho just can't do in the Brazilian WC team, what he does in Barcelona FC??
He is just an example that we can mention, of how much these players are much more interested in receiving their Millions of Euros from Barcelona, Real Madrid, Milan, etc. than playing a good soccer and make one nation proud, again. For sure they have the potential for that!
The strangest thing is, I don't know if you have seen this, but when England lost the game against Portugal, the players got desperate, they cried a lot. The same for Argentina. But when we lost the game, what was the expression of our superstar players??? Most of them kept smiling, not showing one sign of disappointment! IT'S REVOLTING to see players like those!
When France did the goal, have you seen what Roberto Carlos was doing, instead of trying to block Henry???? It was pathetic!!
We deserved very much to loose this WC!
And in South Africa, in 2010, I wish I can see a team with more simple people that play in clubs here from Brazil and not a bunch of Stars that win millions and can only think about the next contract and deal about how much money will they win!!

Rgs!
TR763



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26487 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

Quoting Aviationmaster (Reply 11):
Zidane actually also gave his retirement from Real Madrid, when the Spanish season was over. He still had a contract for the 06/07 season, but decided to retire early.

Now that is very unfortunate

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 16):
They were talking in Spain that he might go to Real Madrid as well, depending on who wins the elections .... great player

He looked very tired when they pulled him from the last game. I hope stamina is not an issue for him

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 18):
WHAT?? Zizou, yes....maybe one of the best 2. Henry...NO.

What the hell are you talking about? First off, I said possibly the two best. Second, how can you argue with the best player in one of the toughest leagues, the premiership. The guy is a striker who actually plays defense and also sets up other players.

Quoting Sovietjet (Reply 21):
Why is he retiring when he's only 34?

Your guess is as good as mine. He could have another Cup in him if he wanted



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