Italy played well, but it was the first time in this tournament that they have shown anything like adequate football. Pirlo, in particular, had a very good game.
France is overrated.
Portugal - Italy in the final, and the Italians will win the cup. Who will believe then that the Italian side is the best that the game has to offer? Only Italians.
Well, this Russian believes that the Italians are the strongest side, top-to-bottom, bar none. Unlike more than a few on this board, I also believed Brazil was vastly overrated and would have a disappointing World Cup. My only qualm with Italy is their defense-heavy play, which is unattractive and projects seemingly "inadequate" football. But, be rest assured, they are the strongest force to reckon with this time of year, having conceded ZERO opposing goals this world cup and having won 13 straight international matches. But hey, Juninho doesnt start for Brazil! (jk)
Newayz Red, how was Germany? Any good stories? I feel bad for Ivory Coast and my main hommies Eboue and Toure.