Italy defeated France in the World Cup today 5-4 in penalty kicks. All non-soccer fans can now enjoy the next 3 years and 11 months. The thing that gets me about soccer and penalty kicks is that the goalie has almost no chance of blocking the shot.
The goal is huge, they can't come off the line till contact, and the ball is too close for these superfoot atheletes. The only reason France lost was that one of their shooter's hit the crossbar. The Italian goalie jumped the opposite way, so it wasn't like he made a great save or anything. In all, the World Cup champioship match between Italy and France was just okay. If Zidane didn't get the red card for headbutting an Ital in the chest, maybe the PK's would have been different.
One final comment on soccer players - You guys are a bunch of sissies. I've never seen so many cry-baby, flopping, beg for whistle chumps since I watched a dook basketball game. Man up and stop falling down every time someone runs by you or brushes up against your shoulder. Pansies, everyone on you that flop. Play like a man, or go back to your doll collections.