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07-15-2006, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Anthony P View Post
Enough of this for me, the game is over and it was an exciting game.... it is a shame it ended in PK's as I never liked the idea of ending the game like that, but Italy was 0-3 going into PK's so we all know that Italy has suffered quite a lot from that perspective.....
Yep, interesting debate, and it actually was discussed longer here than on the French football board I post on.

As for the PK finish, I don't mind that much when it's to decide a quarter-final or a semi-final, but that's just not a proper way to decide a World Champion.

And, for Nittany, it's not a North American complaining here.

Or maybe it's just that I'm too used to losing on PK with my teams (FC Nantes, Ajax Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Italy) that I can't really understand how it's possible to win sometimes.

But, I sure didn't enjoy this win as much as the Italian semi-final, or the beauty Bergkamp scored in 1/4 against Argentina at the last minute of the regulation time in 1998.

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