Not Zidane. Not now. No way.
Not Zidane. Not now. No way.
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Bigger impact != Better performance.Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
Difference in terminology. The point is the same - the all-star team should be the best players in the tournament in terms of their performance and the effect they had on the games they played in, relative to all the other players. Totti played in a better and more successful team than many other people in the World Cup, but he didn't have a particularly good tournament by any means, and as such shouldn't have been in the all-star team.Originally Posted by steds
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Cannavaro gets my vote, followed by Pirlo, would have been Zidane were it not for his idiotic performance this evening.
Pity vote from me.
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I'd give it to Grosso
Righted a sinking ship with his dive vs Aus
Scored the winner with a sensational strike vs Germany
Scored the winning penalty in the Final
well it is zidane, like it or not....
Zidane was the correct choice, in my view. He was the best player, and without him it's exceedingly unlikely that France would have made the final.
Maybe it's a cultural thing related to Australian sport, but I don't see how you could possibly fail to give the "best player" award to someone just because they headbutted someone in the last 5 minutes of the tournament. Doesn't have any impact on how he played for the rest of the tournament at all.
Mind you, the award was given out at half time it seems, so the headbutt wouldn't even have happened yet.
One can raise the same point with Cannavaro.Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
Italy had no hope of winning without him especially with Nesta already injured.
I'm afraid I dont quite understand what your saying there, Fuller. Should he have got the award even after he headbutted or not?.Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
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I did see that Blatter is reported as saying he might be stripped of the award in disgrace.
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If France would have won then I would have agreed but 2nd place is still only 2nd place and Zidanes actions could have been the difference between winning and losing the WC.Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
He lost his head and may have lost his team the game in the only match that really counts. His performance in the big important game meant there is no way he should have won it.
Maybe next time they will not give the trophy out at 1/2 time
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