Sunday, June 18, 2006

France sucks

There is nothing much to say. The team sucked. They argued. The coach sent the favorites of the people. They sucked. The coach finally sent in Trezeguet 2 F*****G MINUTES before the end to replace a totally worn out Zidane in his last career appearance (I doubt that France will qualify and Zidane is benched for the next game so the odds tha this game was his last are about 95% as I type).

Korea was not great but doggedly determined. Not only they deserved this tie (if anything from their adoring fans, relentless until the end) but had they won I would not have been anymore upset than I am now. In fact, I hope France does not do better than tie Togo and get kicked out of the tournament in ignominy.

By the way, I cannot think of any other team that represents its country as well as France. A worn out country, conservative, afraid of the future, afraid of bold changes, with an old cast of politicians/players that refuse to yield to new blood. Football is also a little bit of that, an occasional glimpse on the soul of the country through the soul of their players.

7 Comments:

Anonymous sire said...

Well, that's what happens in football if you don't bother consolidating your 1-0.

The remainig games in this group will be interesting. Switzerland will win with two or more goals difference tomorrow.

6:13 PM  
Blogger ElĂ­zabeth said...

Sorry Daniel.
For the record, I'm also very disapointed with Italia (my favorite team).
Todas las quinielas se cayeron!
Liz

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Miguel said...

Fance? I thought they did not qualify

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No exageres, Daniel...sure France sucked, but all they have to do to qualify is beat the absurd Togoeans...THAT much they can do.

Youth, man, youth! The hyper-physically demanding modern game favors youth over experience! The Spanish are on the right track, as are the Swiss...but these frog foggies? Well...they won't get far...

Quico - on the road

1:32 PM  
Anonymous daniel said...

miguel,

it is the red sox who did not qualify :)

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Miguel said...

Fance? Donde queda?

2:55 PM  
Blogger A.M. Mora y Leon said...

Daniel: Definitely not conservative as we define it here in the states. Some other kind of conservative, maybe textbook decadence. Stateside conservatives can be pretty hard on the French, they use the word 'French' as an insult to smear their opponents, confident in thinking that this will upset them. That's how fixed they are in their ideas about the French! FWIW.

I, of course, am more nuanced!

3:59 PM  

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