And the Oscar goes to?

By | July 9, 2006

Quite frankly, I am quietly joyous that Germany has beaten Portugal in the third-place playoff. In this World Cup and on the club level (remember Porto vs Celtic in the 2003 Uefa Cup Final?), Portugal has shown the world it could do well at amateur theatrics. In almost every game so far, you may have witnessed Portuguese players diving, simulating fouls and faking injuries to draw cautions on rivals.

While this video clip from YouTube is a parody of the Italian soccer team after its controversial penalty goal against Australia in the group stages of this World Cup, I think if someone bothers to check out the Portugal team in training, he might uncover something even more interesting.

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considering the events of the day, this is very ominous.