Section 1: Return of the Galacticos
Posted by Soccer America on Jun. 30, 3:03 p.m.
By Paul Kennedy
When the World Cup began, Frenchman Zinedine Zidane looked tired, and his Real Madrid teammate, Brazilian Ronaldo, was overweight.
The two Galacticos were dismissed as past their prime, but they played key roles Tuesday in leading their teams into the quarterfinals, where they meet Saturday in Frankfurt.
WOITALLA: The Kaiser's Cup
Posted by Soccer America on Jun. 30, 12:50 a.m.
By Mike Woitalla
The German media often report on the VIPs at World Cup games like this:
"German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German President Horst Koehlerand Franz Beckenbauerattended last night's game."
They see no need to introduce Beckenbauer.
His campaigning is ...