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The Batebe of Toro Foundation
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quote:
Michael Ballack
Gianluigi Buffon
Fabio Cannavaro
Thierry Henry
Miroslav Klose
Maniche
Andrea Pirlo
Patrick Vieira
Gianluca Zambrotta
Zinedine Zidane

They're taking the piss, right?

Ballack? Viera? Henry?

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Hieronymus Bosch
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I'm surprised Frank Lampard isn't on there.
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ursus arctos
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Or Barthez. . .
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Grrr.... thread stealer.

Really only Zidane, Cannavaro, and Pirlo should have a shot. Klose and Zambrotta are nice nods, but not really in consideration. Buffon is a decent choice, but Cannavaro's done more than him.

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The Moral Animal.
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It all depends on the final, doesn't it? If Zizou performs, it's his. Otherwise, any of the three Italian outfield players deserve it.

Maniche has been good, but not great, and for all his goals, Klose couldn't cut it when it mattered.

Ballack, Vieira and Henry is obviously some in-joke, or something.

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I think Ballack and Henry are in there to pander to FIFA's obsession with attacking football, and ego.

Is there some bizarre obsession with ignoring the flanks? No Lahm, or Grosso, or Sagnol, or Ribery. Only Zambrotta in a competition where the best players have been full backs.

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Dara O
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Ballack, Vieira and Henry is obviously some in-joke, or something.

Someone with a suspicious mind would point out both Ballack and Vieira are adidas-endorsing athletes, and that Thierry Henry has signed a new deal with adidas subsidiary Reebok.

Not that that would be a factor in the decision of the winner of the adidas Golden Ball. Not at all.

[ 06.07.2006, 16:04: Message edited by: Dara O ]

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mats balja arvidsson
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Like many others on his team, Vieira looked pretty crap in the group stage but has been very good since then.
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ursus arctos
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Dara's made an excellent point.

Jose +10 would have been on the list if his mom hadn't made him come home for dinner.

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