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Thread #48688   Message #732792
Posted By: Wolfgang
19-Jun-02 - 05:48 AM
Thread Name: BS: WorldCup-another one bites the dust
Subject: RE: BS: WorldCup-another one bites the dust
If nobody else mentions it, I shall: The Italians scored the first Golden Goal but the refereee denied it following the AR's call. It is sad for the Italians that a referee mistake has made them fly home.

Some "experts" in German TV yesterday predicted a Brasil-Germany final (I see England and Spain stronger, but we'll see) with Brasil winning. There is one interesting detail about such a pairing. Brasil and Germany have played more of world cup games than any other nation, but never against each other. Between them, Brasil (5) and Germany (6) have been seen in 11 of the 15 finals after the war but always against someone else. On friendlies, Germany has a dismal record against Brasil.