Top five conclusions: Italy 1-1 New Zealand

Posted by - June 20, 2010 - Conclusions, Lists, World Cup

1. Daniele De Rossi has the most sensitive shirt ever.

2. Italy know how to win World Cups and they seem to think two draws was the way to start off. So well done England – sorry we doubted you.

3. New Zealand must -and should – be absolutely delighted with their World Cup. It was difficult to see them getting a point at the tournament and they have two already.

4. This could just have easily been 0-0. Shane Smeltz’s opener was debatable and the penalty awarded to Italy even more so.

5. I blame Marcello Lippi. How are you supposed to communicate effectively with an Italian coach?

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  • Joe

    As someone else said, if that foul was a penalty then there should be about 7-8 penalties per match. A shame considering NZ’s brave performance. Italy are lucky to have their point.