World Cup Ends for England

Wayne RooneySigh! I have been rooting for [tag]England[/tag] to win the [tag]World Cup 2006[/tag] but it was not to be. Yes, I know this post came 2 days late – that’s because I’m down right frustrated by England’s departure from the [tag]World Cup[/tag].

The match between England and [tag]Portugal[/tag] which went into penalties saw England’s dismay performance in taking penalties and not converting them into much needed goals. Highlight of the match:

  • [tag]Wayne Rooney[/tag] was red carded for stomping on [tag]Ricardo Carvalho[/tag]’s family jewels. During the scuffle for the ball, I saw the incident as an accident. Rooney never meant to stomp on Carvalho’s balls.
  • Immediate after the stomping event, [tag]Cristiano Ronaldo[/tag] ran towards the referree in a bid to get Rooney red carded (Rooney gave a light push at Ronaldo). That unsportsman-like attitude towards his very own Manchester United teammate is deplorable. Call it national patrotism and what nots but I really hate to see Ronaldo playing for Manchester United now.
  • The referee could have very well yellow carded Rooney but no – he had to give a red card. Come on, it was just a small push that event infants do it to their siblings.

Now that the World Cup has also ended for me, I conclude that it was a good fight for England with only 10 men in the field against Portugal’s eleven. I look forward to supporting England again in Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010. In the meantime, I hope France will trash Portugal in the semi finals.

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2 Comments »

  1. OV said,

    July 8, 2006 @ 5:20 am

    google checkout is launched.. I have no idea why you did’nt write anything about it! 😉
    but basterds are only giving service to U.S. residents. 🙁

  2. amos said,

    July 9, 2006 @ 12:20 am

    Hehe.. I did blog about it earlier:
    http://www.amoswong.com/google-gbuy-is-around-the-corner.html

    Have not used them yet because (like you said) it only for US residents at the moment.

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