It's like Christmas morning, except that it lasts as long as Hannukkah times four: 30 days of presents.
If you are stuck at work and cannot watch, then watch this instead. It will definitley get your footy juices flowing.
Costa Rica's government has declared today a national holiday, shutting down the entire country so that everyone can watch their opening match with Germany. That rules.
Enough talk about prostituition, beer wars, dildo controversies, and all the rest of the wackiness. Time to get it on (the soccer that is, not the sex for pay, drunkenness, and dildonics).
***Remember that FIFA is putting up highlight videos of each match on their site shortly after the conclusion of each match. If they first one is any indication, they are great: high quality, no announcers, just the highlights and stadium noise. Go here, then scroll down a bit and in the Germany 2006 Highlights section click on "see all the highlights here". Enjoy.
Might as well get a prediction down so I can look back at how stupid I was.
Spain beats Argentina in the final.
My final 16 is way too chalky, like an NCAA braket with too many high seeds and not enough upsets. Anyways, here is who I have going through:
Round of 16
1A Germany v 2B England: England wins
1C Argentina v 2D Iran: Argentina wins
1E Italy v 2F Australia: Australia wins
1G France v 2H Ukraine: France wins
1B Sweden v 2A Ecuador: Sweden wins
1D Portugal v 2C Holland: Portugal wins
1F Brasil v 2E Ghana: Brasil wins
1H Spain v 2G Switzerland: Spain wins
Argentina defeat England
France defeat Australia
Sweden defeat Portugal
Spain defeat Brasil
Argentina defeat France
Spain defeat Sweden
Spain defeats Argentina
The zero hour is upon us. Enjoy.
***Wow. If that first goal is any indication, this tournament is going to be GREAT.***
1-0 Deutschland. 7th minute.