Guess Xanthippas is busy tonight, so I'm putting it up here.
Brazil lost 1-0 to France tonight, a surprising loss given that they were favorites to win, have a roster full of world-class players, and have an extremely good World Cup record for a damn good reason. Unfortunately I didn't get to watch this game, but evidently Ronaldo and Ronaldinho couldn't pull anything together whereas Zidane managed to score the only goal of the match.
Next, Germany takes on Italy (on Tuesday), and on Wednesday France takes on Portugal. Those both look to be good games and will definitely make for an exciting round before the Finals. And either way, as CBS says, "this is the first all-European final four since 1982 in Spain." Guess they still have good soccer over there, eh?