France 1- Italy 1 (Italy won 5-3 on pens)
So the Italians can take penalties after all - maybe AC Milan just 'fixed it' to lose against us? He he.
Zinedine Zidane, one of my favourite players of all time - what was his problem? Crazy. It was a shame for the guy - but he had some power in that bald head of his. Overall - the World Cup was grand. The group stages had some cracking games - it all got a bit coy from the quarter finals onwards. England should have done much much better. Maybe the Euro's - my verdict. I think we'll get as far as the quarter-finals... then maybe get knocked out on pens... ;-)
England 0-0 Portugal (QF) Port won 3-1 on pens
Brazil 0-1 France (QF)
What can you say. Let's not talk.
At least Gerrard and Carragher both scored their penalties. D'oh!
Germany 1-1Argentina (QF) - Germany won on pens (surprise surprise)
Italy 3-0 Ukraine (QF)
Argentina had the German's on the back foot but Klose got the equaliser and once it got to penalties - well it had to be the German's didn't it. The Argentinian's kicked up a big fuss at the end - typical unsporting behaviour. They don't do themselves any favours do they.
Italy coasted past Ukraine to set up a clash between the Italians and Germans. Let's hope they don't join forces and invade France. Again.
Brazil 3-0 Ghana (Last 16)
Spain 1-3 France (Last 16)
Brazil looked good - Ronaldo looked a different player to the one who started this tournament, and Spain threw away a 1-0 lead to lose to France. Garcia, Alonso and Reina have once again suffered from Spain's inability to do anything in major tournaments.
Italy 1-0 Australia (Last 16)
Switzerland 0-0 Ukraine (Ukraine won 3-0 on pens) (Last 16)
Harry Kewell missed the game after an onset of gout forced him on to crutches. The Aussies were robbed after the ref awarded Italy an injury time penalty that wasn't even a foul.
England 1-0 Ecuador (Last 16)
Portugal 1-0 Holland (Last 16)
England limped through to the Quarter Finals after a tiresome performance - David Beckham's free kick sealing the win, Gerrard and Carragher had quiet games - and Crouch came on late as a sub.
In the days other game - the Portugal Holland affair produced 4 red cards and 16 yellow cards. Unsurprisingly there were 3 Man United players on the pitch.
Germany 2-0 Sweden (Last 16)
Argentina 2-1 Mexico (Last 16)