I guess I am supposed to be excited about this weekend’s upcoming international matches, but I just can’t get all that worked up. I am moderately interested in the Italy-France game, which is a rematch of last year’s World Cup final and also the best game of the weekend. The most hyped game in the English-speaking world, however, is surely England v. Israel, as the pinheads at the FA still cling desperately to the hope that they can qualify for Euro ’08. England will be playing with approximately 28 of their 29 best players out injured, and Paul Robinson will be in goal. So it should be interesting.
I am a writer and editor from Boston, Massachusetts. My favorite team is AC Fiorentina, and I also support and root for Real Madrid, Sheffield United, and New England Revolution. In a larger sense I am simply a fan of the beautiful game.