Originally Posted by wpdavid
It's been grim in the extreme. Some of us are old enough to remember how much flack Italy used to take when they were the kings of defensiveness, but reckon this lot are just as unwatchable. How many one-nils in knock-out games would it have been without that irrelevant last minute penalty?
Apart from that Ribery must be the most over-rated played in world football, bar none.
And htf did France rack up 21 games unbeaten leading up to these finals?
Distinct lack of quality opposition in that list. I wonder how strong the Brazil and Germany sides were?