posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 01:04 PM
Originally posted by websurfer
The Italians could really use a gold. It would boost their morale when it comes to World Cups and Euro matches.
I am also saying this out of sympathy.
The soccer teams at the olympics are next to nothing, as in they are really bad. Italians seem to have become conditioned to loosing, and the coach
is almost guaranteed being fired.
Italy has the best soccer team in the world! They will win world cup 2006 & will win Gold on the Olympics, probaly in final against Argentina or
*conditioned to loosing?
1990; Lost in Semi-Final against Argentina on Penalty's!(even tho Italy played better)
1994; Lost in Final against Brasile...again on Penalty's...(was a very hot day...so...was a pretty boring match)
1996; Out in the first round because ZOLA missed a penalty against Germany...
1998; Lost in 1/4-Final against France...again on Penalty's...
2000; Lost the Final because France scored the equalizer in 3 min injury time(93) ...then France scored the golden goal in Extra time. (Italy
desereved to win!)
2002;...Oh my...Was that a world cup or world flop? Italy went out because 5 'good' goals were canceled...Happend also to Spain, USA...Refferee's on
2004; Italy went out because Sweden & Denmark Agreed on a 2-2 result...So, Italy with the same points as number one in the group is out because 2
neighbours wanted the good team out...
Olympic Gold for soccer is for Italy...
2006 world cup in Germany...revenge will be sweet
[Edited on 8/16/04 by Italiano]