I hate penalty shoot outs. I should have listened to Max, and not watched the rest of that game. So France loses to Italy, on a 1-1 score. And Zidane. Zizou... what happened here boah? Why finish off a brilliant career on a red card, and a nasty one at that? Any way. I suppose I should console myself with the fact that we made it to the finals, that we beat Spain, Portugal and most importantly, Brazil ! :).
The funny thing is, I'm not even a football fan - I don't follow the league games (some would say that French league soccer is the most boring football in the world, so I'm not missing anything here), and hardly muster interest for the UEFA cup (European Cup). The Mondial, though, is another story altogether - it's like a a diplomatically played out war... nations eliminating each other.... without tremendous consequence but fascinating passion, energy and determination. No harm done.
It is, after all, just a game (the flame booth is now open).