Sunday, July 04, 2004

Greece 1, Portugal 0!

Disaster strikes! Are we about to see the triumph of negative football?

UPDATE: Only 20 minutes left and still no Portuguese equalizer. Christiano Ronaldo comes close but just sends it over the bar. Is the unthinkable about to happen?

UPDATE 2: Figo just brushes the post! This is looking bad - there are at best 5 minutes left in this game, and the Greeks know all too well how to stifle the game until the clock runs out. One should never say never until time's up, but it's almost a certainty at this point that Greece will be lifting the trophy.

UPDATE 3: It's all over. Otto Rehhagel is a genius to have taken such a pedestrian team so far. Whether this Greek victory is a triumph for football, though ...