Curious how the refs always follow the rules when it comes to Italy … The Italians become the whipping boys in soccer and feed off the very prejudices or “narratives” which enabled Lance to survive for so long. The “he stuck to them pesky Euros …” narrative kept Lance afloat for ten years with everybody getting some kickbacks from the action.Almeisan said:The Marchisio foul was a deliberate attempt to hurt an opponent.
Often players try to step on the foot or ankle to intimidate. Marchisio hit the shin below the knee. He misplaced his attempt to foul. To his credit, he did pull back his leg. If he doesn't, the guy breaks his shin.
Obvious red card if you follow the rules, which most refs dont.
LS has been biting since he is a youth player or even as a child before he started playing soccer. Nothing to do with steroids, lol.
Balotelli couldn't do anything with Pirlo's passes and Pirlo or the other midfielders don't have the pace or power needed in modern football. The defending players aren't of Nesta, Maldini or Cannavaro in their peak. Not even close.
No big surprise they went out so soon out. Don't need help of FIFA refs here.
How on earth does anyone know what LS did in his childhood? (LOL).
The Italians reached the Euro 2012 final, qualified with 2 games to spare out of a tough group and weren't even seeded. They were then given a tougher playing schedule than Iran and a dodgy ref in the Uruguay game. If that doesn't fuel their paranoia, I don't know what will?