Sunday, July 02, 2006

End of the World Cup Dream...

I said in a previous post that even though I wasn't a true England supporter, I would really like them to get to the finals... I would love the World Cup atmosphere to stay in this country until the final whistle blows on the 9th July.

In the great football spirit, we had a football BBQ yesterday. A bunch of our friends came over to watch the match, have a few drinks and enjoy the food and the sunshine. Everything was great! The fridge was filled with food and drinks... Everyone was geared up to watch the footie...

16:00BST... the match kicked off. I have to admit that surrounded by England fans I started to feel excited about it. Plus, England played better than they had in their previous matches... so the anticipation was high... until Beckham got injured... not that he was playing well in the first place! Lenon replaced him and he was excellent!

Half time the score was 0-0.

Seb started the BBQ fire...

Second half started. In the 62nd minute... Rooney got sent off for kicking a Portugese player in the nuts while fighting for the ball. The thing is, he would have gotten a yellow card if not for his temper and his Manchester United team mate, Portugese Christian Ronaldo, winding him up about it. Out went the red card... and out went Rooney.

From then on I had to admire the England players for their performance and holding out the Portugese from scoring. End of second half 0-0.

End of first half of extra time, 0-0.

End of extra time, 0-0.

It all came down to the penalty shoot out... and England left the World Cup.

We continued with the BBQ... but I guess it would have been a different atmosphere if England had won. Everyone just sat around either trying not to talk about the football...

Many England fans will stop watching the World Cup now... I'll be continuing as this is the only dosage of football that I'll get until the start of the Premiership!

5 Comments:

Anonymous Julesd (who will now be doing his 8-10pm wednesday show on www.global6.net as per usual) said...

Gutted!

7/03/2006 08:25:00 am  
Anonymous s_d said...

rooneys a turd...portugal had a few of their better players on red cards before the game, deco for example....we should've done much better.

england...penalties...ha

7/03/2006 12:16:00 pm  
Blogger yati said...

reply to julesd & s_d:
now now boys... it's time to wipe away those tears... let's see what England could do in 2 year's time eh?

7/03/2006 02:03:00 pm  
Anonymous s_d said...

i think you'll find that every woman has been saying that...since 1966...:)):))

7/03/2006 07:07:00 pm  
Anonymous s_d said...

i think you'll find that every woman has been saying that...since 1966...:)):))

7/03/2006 07:08:00 pm  

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