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What kind of computer software are the Fifa geeks using to conclude that the English are the third best team on the planet? More pertinently, what are they smoking?
EURO 2012 FINALSPAIN 4(David Silva 14, Jordi Alba 41, Fernando Torres 84, Juan Mata 88)ITALY 0
GREATNESS has just been redefined.
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For at least 90 minutes tomorrow morning (Singapore time), they will be in opposing camps, one wearing red the other blue. Even if Federico Palomera Guez and Anacleto Felicani are friends.
In their stunning 2-1 victory over Germany this morning (Singapore time), Italy delivered a message loud and clear.
If adversity tests the will of men, then Italy are among the best of them.
Joachim Loew has insisted that, when Germany meet Italy tomorrow morning (Singapore time), they will not be motivated by thoughts of revenge for what happened in 2006.
Now that England are out, some fans are saying “justice has been done”.
I still think it’s an injustice – to the Italians, for winning on penalties. They should have beaten England way before that.
Again. When it came down to the test of character from the penalty spot, England were once more found wanting.
There is no need to cry foul, no time for drama, and no room for sentiments.
England deserved to go home based on their backs-against-the-wall performance this morning (Singapore time), says our analyst Ray Houghton.
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