Begone, little man in blue who is in the midst of losing embarrassingly!!
Did you see? I saw because I took a two hour holiday at the end of Friday to ensure there was no way I would miss it. I didn't wear orange and I drank German beer but I was back in the arms of the great liberal republic, home to me and my walkman and backpack back in Fed to April 1986.
The Dutch were utterly amazing. None of the foolish argie-bargie of World Cup 2006 due in large part by the strong hand of the ref, well described in the photo above. Despite France being on the of dominant teams of decade, when Arjen Robben is the half-time sub for a team you know you are a powerhouse. His eviserating goal just seconds after France drew close at 2-1 was one of the best goals I have ever seen with exactly 1.1 soccer ball widths worth of space to put the ball in the net with .00001 seconds to get the shot in. That is a screen shot of the very moment of execution. Just to be clear, he made the ball ("B") go in the available space ("A") with one man on his back and the keepr blocking 107% of the available space. Stunningly good fitba.