Wednesday, June 23, 2004

BBC SPORT | Football | Euro 2004 | Italy 2-1 Bulgaria

Despite winning 2-1 against Bulgaria Italy went out of Euro 2004 yesterday! Serves their right for being so negative.

Denmark and Sweden drew 2-2, a result that saw the both through to the next round regardless of the Italian result. Prior to the event, the Italians had accused the Scandanavians of fixing the game. The 2-2 result was 7/2, the shortest odds ever offered by bookmakers William Hills on that scoreline!

Anyway, let's hope Holland can get through tonight and we'll see Germany go out too. With Spain, Italy and Germany out it would be the WWII Fascist Axis states! England have to win the tournament for democracy! (Though we may need some yanks to come in a third of the way through). Thank goodness for the (Canadian born) Owen Hargreaves. He'll be a sub in the final and score the winning goal!

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