A month ago, if you'd asked the best football pundits in the world to predict who would be in the world cup final, no one, and I mean NO ONE, would have said it would be France v. Italy. The French were written off as a group of 'has-beens', a team which would be broken up after the world cup, and with a coach who believes in astrology, likes Leo's as defenders, and doesn't pick Scorpio's (As a scorpio, I find that offensive). The Italians came into the tournament on the back of a MASSIVE scandal in the Italian League, and interest in football at an all time low.
These two teams are now the talk of the town, and are preparing to face each other in the first all European final since 1982, when Italy beat West Germany to lift the title. Looking for more omens? The last time Italy won the world cup (1982) came on the back of another massive match fixing scandal. And just like then, the scandal will be quickly forgotten if they win the tournament.
Italy are my prediction to win it. But every other prediction I've made so far has turned out to be wrong. So can Zinedine Zidane in his last match in a French shirt, win the world cup? Talk about leaving on a high !!
Sunday. 7pm. We all await with bated breath.