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Archives: World Cup 2006

The Abuse That Provoked Zidane

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The Daily Mail is reporting that it has deciphered what was said by Matterazzi to Zidane in yesterday’s final that resulted in the Frenchman headbutting the Italian. The newspaper hired a lip reader. Read the article here.

ABC/ESPN COVERAGE REPORT CARD

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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ABC and ESPN have covered each of the last four World Cups, but due to a surge in soccer popularity here in the USA and the increased ratings ESPN has enjoyed for European Champions League matches the last few years, … Continue reading

France Report Card

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Well, since I follow France and am a France supporter, I will a report card on my favorite team and their players. So, here I go…. Overall Preformance: B+ – Yeah, the team did great overall. Many people would give … Continue reading

Photos and Video from EPL Talk tour

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Photos from today’s EPL Talk tour for the 2006 World Cup Final: Queen Mary British Pub, Jupiter Farms, Florida. I’ve also posted a video on YouTube. It’s from inside the pub of the fans watching the final two penalties as … Continue reading

A Final for the Ages

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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What a final! Two evenly matched teams gave the world a show, and perhaps the better team didn’t win (after all I am partial to France, my pre-World Cup pick to win the title) but the real winner was the … Continue reading

Clash of Titans Prepare for Battle

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Today’s Italy against France World Cup Final is a true clash of titans. Both teams are overflowing with class players, but who will prevail? Here are some of the key matchups: Cannavaro and Henry. If Fabio Cannavaro can stop Henry … Continue reading

EPL Talk On The Road Today

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In the final match of the EPL Talk tour of South Florida pubs and restaurants, I’ll be making the trek to the Queen Mary British Pub in Jupiter to capture the excitement of the Italy against France final. I spent … Continue reading

Reviewing our picks

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Several American TV broadcasts have labeled the French run to the World Cup Final as a major “surprise,” and analysts such as Nick Webster (who picked the mighty three lions of England to win the World Cup), Julie Foudy and … Continue reading

Kahn and Figo Retire from International Soccer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Two greats of the game, Portugal’s Luis Figo and Germany’s Oliver Kahn who was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2002 World Cup announced their retirment from International Soccer following Germany’s 3-1 victory over Portugal in the third place match.

ESPN Tommy Smyth’s Appearance on PBS

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It’s the weekend of the World Cup Final, and it’ll be interesting to see how the media in the United States reacts to The Big Game. So far, so good. While watching the Charlie Rose show Friday night on PBS, … Continue reading

What’s Your Prediction for the Final?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It should be a classic final on Sunday at 2pm ET. But my concern about France is their lack of goals from open play. Italy, on the other hand, need to rely on Toni or Totti to hit the net. … Continue reading

ABC/ESPN Controversy Continues

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The controversy about ABC/ESPN’s coverage of the World Cup won’t stop. Here are two more examples: Courtesy of EPL Talk reader Griff from Japan, watch this actual sports news episode from ESPN’s “Pardon The Interruption” here. The Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

World Cup Permeates Mainstream America

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Did my civic duty today and went to jury duty. I almost fainted when the woman running the jury duty, who was American as apple pie, opened up with some chit chat to the jury pool and said “That was … Continue reading

Random Thoughts

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The only team to score against Italy this entire World Cup has been the United States, albeit as an own goal. Any guess what sporting event ESPN2 broadcasted today on their channel? Golf? Tennis? Soccer? No, it was a hot … Continue reading

Disbelief in Dortmund

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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.

Fireworks Ignite As Italians Reach Final

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Two late stunning goals from Italy’s Grosso and Del Piero was enough to get Italy into the final in a very even match. While the Italian national team are in hysterics, their domestic league is in shambles with the threat … Continue reading

Champions League Better Than World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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As a tournament, there is no equal to the World Cup. It’s a 30-day magical mystery ride for teams, players, fans and TV viewers at home. That said, however, I disagree with many that this is the best tournament in … Continue reading

Excitement Building for Germany Against Italy

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Throughout the years, Germany against Italy has been a classic match. Most notably during the 1970 World Cup semi-final, when Italy defeated the Germans 4-3 despite Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer playing with a dislocated shoulder after being injured in the match. … Continue reading