Friday, June 25, 2010

Flasback Friday - Italia 2006

What the heck happened? I was watching CNN International and one sportscaster said Lippi was slammed for the players he picked. Some felt he left some very talented but inexperience Italian players at home.

Here's a pic from the last WC. Have a great weekend.



Ciao Chow Linda said...

The photo from the last World Cup is a sad reminder of how hard the team fell this year. They seemed to perk up in the last few minutes but it was just too little too late. I remember the crazy exuberant feeling of watching it on a maxi screen in a piazza in Trieste four years ago when Italy won.

Rose in Cali said...

I really thought they'd pull a draw. Everyone's blaming Lippi, but I think it was a combo of a lot of things. Our guys are a bit over the hill, but they put up a good fight. It was heartbreaking to watch them be eliminated.

milanese masala said...

There are so many problems with Italian soccer and Thursday's result was the culmination. Hopefully this will be a wake-up call and things will change. They can't get any worse!

Anonymous said...

The age of the players had come up several times. I saw a clip of the media asking if the players were getting long in the tooth for soccer playing. I had to laugh at Gattuso's comment:
"I'm not old and I don't feel old. If you want to see old, you should see my grandfather!"(paraphrase)

ms. violetta

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

CCL - That must have been so much fun! This year...not so much. sigh

rose - The scene at the airport upon their return was a sad situation.

milanese - exactly. Serie A is in trouble. Big trouble.

ms. violetta - ha...I love him too.