God Doesn’t Sleep When They Play Football

Ever since 2006, practically I quit watching football at tv. Technically, coz those days my internship in the hospital got much busier, and each time I came home it always ended me on the bed, so there was no time for sleeplessly watching football. Then technically, the main reason of me watching football was coz I thought that the football field was a venue of sweaty handsome guys. That was why I lost my cheer ever since my favorite players began to doom. I remember those years, Fillippo Inzaghi wasn’t played often, David Beckham was “boo”-ed coz he loved his wife more rather than loved his coach, and.. Zinedine Zidane got retired. I asked myself, if I couldn’t see something beautiful on the field, then why would I stay to watch the football?

Zinedine Zidane and Marco Materazzi crashed their heads in final match of France vs Italy at World Cup 2006. Italy won the game after Zidane was sent out from the field after this incident. Photo from http://sports.ca.msn.com

I was so upset on Zidane’s last match. I remember it was the final match of World Cup ’06 at Germany, France vs Italy. I wrote it down here, that Marco Materazzi closed Zidane from his back. Zidane got annoyed, and next thing was, both of them were googling each other, face to face. Nobody knew what Materazzi said to Zidane, suddenly Zidane got mad and he horned Materazzi. The referee saw it and..pffiit! The red card waved to Zidane’s face. I shout out watching the TV, “Whuaat..?!” Zidane looked shock, his face looked wanna say a word, but it didn’t seem coming out easily. And then so it went, Zidane walked slowly aside.. and he never came back anymore.

Even after the World Cup ended, people couldn’t talk about Italy’s winning, without inserting how Zidane was grounded from the field, which broke every French players’ mental and then they gave up on Italian feet. Why did Zidane horn Materazzi? Why did Zidane get pissed of? What had Materazzi done to Zidane?

So finally after lotta FIFA’s court, then there heard unpleasant rumour. That as those guys were googling each other, actually Materazzi assaulted Zidane’s mother.

I was heart-broken. No wonder Zidane was upset! But nobody could prove that Materazzi assaulted Zidane on the field, those football players didn’t put microphone on their collars so everybody couldn’t hear what they said as they were playing. But people were disappointed coz the racist fight turned the game to 11 on 10 people only, and that won Italy. Sorry, but did a team deserve to win after its player saying unmannered words to its opposite?

Nobody could turn back the time. It was over. The World Cup first prize remained to Italy, no matter Italian player behaved poorly on the field. Materazzi as the provocator only got small detention, while Zidane was grounded for social work (coz before the World Cup was held, Zidane had stated that he would hang his shoes after the competition was over). France was hurted.

And people believed more in Italy’s bad attitude after the bribery scandal in Lega Calcio was undercovered. Serie A was contaminated coz the match score had already managed even ever since the game begun, so the winning would always stay on big clubs. Italy might have great players, but the unfair mental made the league dirty.

Robert Vittek of Slovakia could not resist his cheer after he put his second goal on Italy's net at Slovakia vs Italy in classification match at World Cup 2010 in Johannesburg. Photo from http://arabnews.com

In World Cup 2010, Italy finally found met its end. After unsatisfying match versus underdogs Paraguay and New Zealand, Italy only had a chance to get the Top 16 if they could beat Slovakian underdogs. Meanwhile, Slovakia wasn’t last-year-boys. The Czech’s new piece country was in their top mood to burn their nationalism as a new nation, and accompanied the fact that they were so underdog, practically avoided them from burden to be champion. Last night, in Johannesburg, Slovakia slayed Italy in a hard match full of head-to-head hits, and as the referee whistled to sign that the match was over, nobody could Italy did except crying a river, after the previous champion was beaten painfully, in score of 2-3.

The champion of World Cup 2006, must go home earlier from World Cup 2010, only because they didn’t come up to Top 16.

That’s what they got if they won the World Cup in forbidden way. God cursed them only in four years. Who said God didn’t watch football?

Dude, Italy's glory on football is over. Photo from http://reuters.com

I wanna know how Zidane’s expression as he watched the match. How he reacted to a team which hurted his heart four years ago, now only could go home with nothing in their hands.

This week, Italy and France, finalists of World Cup 2006, would hold their reunion. This time the venue wasn’t held in the field, but.. in the departure room of the airport.

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  2. fahmi!
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 05:45:15

    iyak! demen banget sama worldcup tahun ini… worldcup paling random, pasar taruhan paling berantakan, prediksi paling mbleset sepanjang sejarah, hehe 😀


  3. Susan Noerina
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 06:22:54

    Hi Teteh, ternyata walopun bukan maniac bola tapi lumajan ngikutin juga yang World Cup dari taun ke taun? Gw mah setelah punya baby mo nonton tipi jadi susye, palingan nonton Barney.

    Lagunya kaya gini neh :
    “I love u…..u love me…..we’re happy family”
    Ups, sorry ko jadi ngawur?!?!

    Oya, nuhun pisan nya tos dongkap ka blog abdi. Hihihi, nu dipoto katingali bodas da make bedak Teh, mun teu make nya balik deui ka aslina (hideung).

    Teteh orang Sunda? Dimana?

    Ok deh, sekian dulu komennya. Ya ampyun, ni komen ato bikin cerpen yah panjang amatz?!?!


  4. Asop
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 11:55:22

    Yap, Italia tersingkir. 😆

    I pity them. 😀


  5. partnerinvain
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 17:35:57

    oh…ini tho dendam kesumatnya…he…he…Aku tuh a biggest fans of Zidane termasuk yang kecewa berat dengan pelecehan Matterazi itu…dan kayaknya permainan ala grendel mereka itu udah old fashion dan too boring. Tahun ini aku jagoin Jerman…they are so young and talented walau sempat kalah dengan serbia, German darling, I knew they were back, England watch out! Ingat kostum hitam2nya, menurutku itu konstum terseksi dipiala dunia tahun ini (yg ternorak tetep Kamerun…mejikuhibiniu…wakaka) dan Argentina, tidak hanya keajaiban seorang Messi dan pesona Higuain (yg bikin ngeces…hihi) tapi juga faktor si Boss, Diego Armando Maradona.


  6. the chocolate lover
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 21:04:30

    this is a very loooong discussion about the other side of soccer….


  7. Itik Bali
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 00:57:39

    Nonton piala dunia kali ini saya paling semangat kalo yang main Korsel
    bukan karena sok asianisme
    Tapi saya terlanjur jatuh cinta sama negara Ginseng itu karena Drama Korea di TV

    Kesukaan yang engga nyambung sama sekali..hehehe


  8. Indah
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 07:01:57

    I wanna know how Zidane’s expression as he watched the match.

    It’s bitter sweet for Zidane, ahahaha.. karena mo bersenang2 atas kekalahan Italia tapi di sisi yang lain Perancis udah duluan angkat koper, wakakakakak :p

    Jadi gua rasa Zidane akan jingkrak2 kesenangan untuk kemudian meringis, hihihihi 😀


  9. attayaya
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 18:07:16

    sebenarnya aku ga begitu suka nonton bola.
    aku cuma suka kalo nonton rame2.
    ramenya itu lho yg bikin asiiik.
    aku melihat org yg teriak2 aja.


  10. ariefborneo
    Jun 28, 2010 @ 02:35:33

    Met malam t’teh…wah demen bola jg y teh…ane jagoin Argentina ni..


  11. gaelby
    Jun 29, 2010 @ 19:36:28

    World cup kali ini, banyak kejutan. Go Argentina go !
    Salam bola 🙂


  12. joe
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 10:15:09

    world cup was over, cause england has gone…


  13. deeadewie
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 13:57:08

    aku nontonnya pas semi ma final aja ah.. 🙂


  14. tikno
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 21:22:30

    This post can be used as a source for football commentator.


  15. ariefborneo
    Jul 02, 2010 @ 06:36:23

    Hidup messi…hidup Diego Maradona..n Hidup Argentina…apa kbarnya ni t’teh?


  16. didut
    Jul 10, 2010 @ 01:29:27

    Spanyol memang menggila tahun ini 🙂


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