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Disbelief in Dortmund

disbelief%20in%20%20dortmund Disbelief in Dortmund Del Piero beats Lehmann to secure a 2-0 extra time stunner for Italy/Yahoo


SemiFinal Open Thread…………….Whom will Italy face in the finals and your thoughts about the dramatic finish in Dotmund. Post your comments here.

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A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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19 Responses to Disbelief in Dortmund

  1. Sams Army says:

    To think if we had some luck and decent refereers we may be the ones out in the streets celebrating right now.

  2. Hat Trick Peter Crouch says:

    FIFA has refused to suspend Ronaldo for the match with France. What utter rubbish!

    off to bed. I look forward to see the commentary in the morning.

  3. Hat Trick Peter Crouch says:

    Del Piero is a clutch player. When you have a striker of his caliber on the bench as a reserve you know you have a great squad. Italy is the best team and will defeat the winner of France/Portugal.

  4. Federico says:

    Sams Army,

    You need to get a grip. Get help now!

  5. Xavier says:

    I really thought that Podelski and Klose let down Germany today. Both were in the position to make dangerous runs when Italy’s energy level was slipping at towards the end of regular time and failed to do so. Then Neuville came in the game and didn’t produce much either. Odonkor brought some energy but wasn’t the instant game changer he had been in previous matches although he set Podolski up nicely with a ball that should have resulted in a goal to put Germany up 1-0. All in all though Italy was the better side and deserved to win.

  6. Anonymous says:

    rumors have already begun to fly that klinsmann will be offered £ 1.5 million a year to coach USA. Stay informed on this story through the Daily Telegraph rumor section.

  7. Sams Army says:

    Do you have a link for the story?

  8. Sams Army says:

    Also, why would get an offer in pounds and not dollars?

  9. Hat Trick Peter Crouch says:

    We will be all watching the telly to witness if Portugal the cheats can continue the run of cheating by knocking off France.

  10. Gator says:

    We knew the Italians had a strong defense, but these figures show why they won yesterday:

    Shots on goal: Italy (11); Ger (6)
    Corner Kicks: Italy (12); Ger (4)

    They were more aggressive.

  11. Tim L says:

    Italy had the majority of good chances and deserved to win the game. The end demonstrates if you play for a tie or overtime in any sport you are playing with fire. Germany was just trying to play out the string while Italy sensed the urgency and pushed forward for two quick goals!

  12. Kartik says:

    LaVolpe is gone. Pretty amazing since I thought he did a good job. Mexico runs through coaches pretty quickly.

    Portugal’s performance today was brave but Scolari and the team bench show an excessive amount of gamesmanship when they all storm off the bench in anger.

  13. Hat Trick Peter Crouch says:

    I agree Kartik. Portugal is very unsporting and I am thankful they have been eliminated

  14. Federico says:

    I was not terribly impressed by France today. Adavntage Italia in the finals, with the strong attacking style and solid keeper. Barthez is going to cost France dearly. Time to consider Coupet.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Dommenech made it clear before the tournament that Barthez was his man. Besides, when did Barthez last concede a non PK goal?

  16. Kartik says:

    A good article on Graham Taylor’s views of England’s misery:

  17. Anonymous says:

    portugal now has the rap of floppers and divers

  18. Rafael says:

    France really needs to improve its ball movement and spacing to win against Italy in the final.

    After brilliant performances against Spain and Brazil the French looked like they did in the group play yesterday. Slow, old and uncoordinated. Thank goodness for Thurman who in my opinion was the Man of the Match at the back.

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