FIFA World Cup 2006

Abramovich Puts Decent Money for Russia

in FIFA World Cup/Germany/News & Features/Russia

Russian billionaire is giving out $40 million for his country’s national football team which I doubt would go far enough to making his country a force to reckon in world competitions. Chelsea reached the top of the league through the money of Abramovich but we are talking about a huge amount. The money given to Russian football is just the price of a star player in Chelsea.

For political, social and patriot reasons, I salute Abramovich.

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Poll Results: Who’ll win Women’s World Championship in Russia 2006?

in Fans-interactive-polls/FIFA World Cup/Germany/Nigeria/Russia

We run a poll on the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-2o Women’s World Championship. The question run was Who’ll win Women’s World Championship in Russia 2006?

The choice of answers were: Russia, Brazil, China, Nigeria, Korea DPR, Germany, France, USA

The Poll results are as follows:

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Ronaldinho is bitter in World Cup Loss & Snubs Zidane

in Brazil/FIFA World Cup/Germany/Players

Can you just imagine the media frenzy that exploded right after Zidane’s headbutt followed by the world talking about the incident for both football and non-football fans alike? His headbutt move is found everywhere from televisions, posters, screensavers, pop-ups even in non-football forums where users use a gif photo showing his headbutt move as their icons.

Not for Ronaldinho who admits he has never seen that moment nor any other news after they lost to France.

He is bitter about their loss and hid himself far away from the world back by retreating to his roots at the southern Brazilian town of Porto Alegre.

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Klinsmann Targets USA

in Coach, management & operation/FIFA World Cup/Germany/News & Features

Jurgen KlinsmannThe word is out that Jurgen Klinsmann who revolutionized Germany’s style of play is leaving Germany and assistant coach Joachim Loew is taking over. Loew is the closest coach Germany could get if they want to continue their fast attacking style Jurgen put in place. And to reinforce the decision Loew is promised to continue with Klinsmann’s style and says: That’s the only way we can achieve a lasting place among the very best in the world.

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Zidane: No Regrets

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Zinedine ZidaneI reacted badly and I would like to apologise for it, I would like to apologise because a lot of children were watching the match. I do apologise but I don’t regret my behaviour because regretting it would mean he was right to say what he said.

The world finally heard Zidane’s side after he appeared on French television saying that Materrazi said insulting things to his mother who is in the hospital and sister — once, twice, thrice.

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World Deserves Zidane’s Headbutt

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Zinedine Zidane

Classic Zidane. Albeit he’s calm and shy persona lie a true warrior who descended from Algeria ruled by France for 132 years, born in French soil and grew in a tough environment outside Marseilles. Because of Zidane, Algeria learned to blind themselves from France’s doing, forgave and loved their country all because of the maestro.

The world cup is the greatest sporting event in the world, but a one man’s journey towards restoring love on a country whose rulers were hated for all memory is bigger than the extra time of a finals game.

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Golden Zidane!

in FIFA World Cup/France/Germany/Players

Zinedine ZidaneI am so happy for Zidane on winning the Golden Ball Award. France would never reach the finals without Zidane who powered his country right after the group stage. He seldom showed any semblance prior to the group of 16 which does not matter, because legends and the greatest players play and get paid for the biggest games of the tournament. Come to think of it, Zidane being the captain allowed his teammates to build confidence prior to the group stage without dominating and being the center of attention. He used his teammates’ growth and confidence to support him in beating their opponent’s en-route to the finals.

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Results (Finals): France vs Italy Wins

in FIFA World Cup/Germany/Matches & Results

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As predicted France controlled the game primarily because of their midfield players who dominated Italy and set key plays resulting in 8 more shots and 2 more shots on goal. They threatened Italy most of the time and looked so close to scoring another goal after Zidane’s 7th minute penalty kick. The most beautiful shot could have been Zidane’s header in the 104th minute launched with precision, grace and the ball flying perfectly just under the top bar only to see Golden Ball rival Buffon deflect the shot.

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Vote for France – Italy Finals

in FIFA World Cup/France/Germany/Italy/Matches & Results

I am running a poll on the right side of the page. Go and vote for your team…

I going for France in the Finals. How about you?

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Preview (Finals): France vs Italy

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FIFA World Cup FranceOne word for France — Zizou. Italy’s answer — Cannavaro.

Zidane’s performance against Brazil and Portugal proved his age together with Patrick Vieira is an unstoppable combination that brings experience, composure and leadership to the team. Zidane’s brilliance in the midfield will be greatly depended upon, especially when Italy’s defender — Cannavaro is a wall to reckon with, to create scoring opportunities for them and hope one of the deadliest strikers in the world convert on it — Thierry Henry.

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