I took some footage to depict the atmosphere below and more importantly the Azurri got their campaign underway with a victory. And great goals they were. The lad Rossi a revelation. Pirlo was also fantastic. I was quite worried during the first half as Italy struggled. The USA Striker(Hesky lookalike) was giving Chielini and Legro a hard time. The Red Card,Harsh but cancelled out with the Italian goal ruled for Offside. And when USA converted the Penalty to make it 1-0 I thought we in for it. Second half and with the introduction of Rossi who chose Italian citizenship as opposed to his place of Birth USA fired Italy into the lead. Then De Rossi fired from distance and his Celebration at the Italian Bench clearly illustrates that Italy are here to mean business and they taking the tournament seriously.
The third was just breathtaking with Pirlo the architect. 3-1.The victory was important and what many Italian Fans wanted. The walk back to the Park and Ride and out of the Stadium was encompassed by chanting Azurri Fans. For me.....I had the privilegde of experiencing all of this LIVE from a great seat with great Fans
In the other group game Brazil were stunned by an Egyptian Comeback. The Pharoahs showed that they will be no push overs come Thursday night at Ellis Park and if it wasnt for a late Kaka Penalty Brazil would not have won. Kaka THE GALACTICO shone!
So its off to Ellis Park on Saturday for swoosh0018.com.Cant wait,
Forza AzurriOn Thurdsay we put the Pharoahs in their tombs for the tournament
Pictures from the Game