So we're down to the last game. Germany. Spain. Its going to be a good one. For those of you that ahte on football (soccer here in the states), and that is the majority of Americans, I hope you've been paying attention to these finals. Turkey is the team that wouldn't die (until they met Germany). Spain on the hunt for silverware for the first time in ages. A rematch of the 2004 World Cup final (Italy and France for those that weren't watching the first time) with progess on the line. What more could you ask for?
There have been goals. Oh, yes. There have been goals. From the spetacular to the downright lucky. Ballack's strike from a free kick (spectacular). Ugor Boral's weak attempt that slipped past Lehmann (lucky). There have been flashes of brilliance from young stars of the game. Fabregas of Spain comes to mind (although I know him and cheer him on his club team of Arsenal). His two assists in the semi-final against Russia were pure footballing excellence. There have been retirements. Freddie Ljunberrg called it an international career after these finals. These have truely been a fanstastic finals. If I weren't such an idiot, I'd have made sure I wasn't working this Sunday to watch the game, but alas, I forgot. Still, if you are on the fence about football, give this one a shot. It should be a cracker. Oh, and don't tell me what happens. I'm going to watch the replay . . .