JoeCattoli From Italy, joined Aug 2005, 572 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2453 times:
Hi guys... France made it to the Final so now we can speculate on who's gonna win on Sunday. All comments and off-topic considerations are Welcome.
Italy --> Thanks for this beautiful match and let us Italians dream
Germany --> A great game and a lesson of how to lose with dignity and honour
France --> They played very well in the 8th and 4th finals and won with the minimum tonight, a deserved final
Portugal --> A WM above the expectations with a great coach and good players
Also I wish we will see a nice match for the 3rd place which I think to many people like to discredit. Why all the people is happy for a Bronze medal at the Olympics and we shouldn't give the deserved importance to this match???
PS. I hope Italy does his small "vendetta" against the Bleu's. I think about WM 98 and Euro 2000
NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2446 times:
I find it hard to believe Italy can lose this. Nobody has scored on them, they are playing their best soccer. I say Italy wins by one or 2 goals and another shutout by Buffon. He is a wall in that goal!
QXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2406 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2443 times:
Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 1): I find it hard to believe Italy can lose this. Nobody has scored on them, they are playing their best soccer. I say Italy wins by one or 2 goals and another shutout by Buffon. He is a wall in that goal!
Didnt the USA score against Italy? But yes, I agree, Italy just might take this one.
EZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4970 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2369 times:
Too nervous to speculate ... regardless of who wins, I am very happy and proud of Italy. They began the WC with the whole corruption scandal, then they had Nesta injured, then Pessotto attempted suicide .... the players gave 110% and made to be able to play all 7 games. Of course I want to win it, I will be the happiest person on earth, but yesterday's game against Germany was in my heart a final of its own, and we won it. Hopefully I'll be on Sunday as happy as yesterday, but if not, no worries. Grazie ragazzi e Forza Italia!
ZE701 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2269 times:
Quoting BartiniMan (Reply 9): After the whole Italy-Australia fiasco I cannot bring myself to support the Azzuri, so I will be cheering on France.
Yeah me too. I was gutted that Aus were only able to be beaten by an Italian side resorting to diving. (For diving, read cheating). Same as Portugal's (and Ronaldo's) shameful display last night. Good on France, Allez les bleus!
As an aside, what is it with Mediterranean and South American teams and the diving? I know EVERY team has a player who will fall easily every now and then, but with Portugal, Italy, Brazil etc they always have to grab their faces like they've been shot through the eye socket every time they'te tackled.
It's actually starting to put me off football.
Alphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 39
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2218 times:
I changed my flag to support Italy in the final. My wife is italian and love this country (specially Toscana). 1982 is the first WC I remember and I supported Italy against the germany, wonderful memories.... and now it's about time they win again the worldcup for the new italian generation. I hope they will beat France 3-0.
FORZA AZZURI !!!
: ITA:FRA 3-0! Go italy!! Kick France's ass
: Will not happen, France have a mega strong defense and Zizou. I predict a 2:1 for France! Allez les bleus! Patrick
: It so happens I am back in France this WE where I shall (...) enjoy the final. ALLEZ LES BLEUS !!! UTA
: Amen to that !!! He's a great Goalkeeper! 3-0 for Italy Do you guys remember seeing this ? You're gonna see it again... and this time it's gonna be:
: France 2 - 1 Italy No username? Sign up now!
: Yes , they did, but it was a war battle with heaps of blood - not a real fair play football. Wow, did Klinsi infect you with the Positive Virus? lol,