July 02, 2006

Horse 582 - Why?

Why was Rooney sent off?
Why did Figo start the match after being suspended in the previous match?

Neither of these questions can be answered within the realms of sanity. Luis Figo's start of this match was as the result of a FIFA directive - conspring against England. When Rooney was sent off for a harmless shove, England were reduced to 10 men and Sven had to reshuffle things to put on Crouch.

In the end neither side could score in regulation time and the match ended in the standard farce, the penalty shoot-out. This means that for all tournaments under Sven Goan Eriksson, England were never beaten in free play even once.

I'm disappointed with the whole thing.

England 0

Portugal 0
(on penalties)

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