Friday, June 23, 2006

Slavs Represent!

Thank goodness -- Ukraine go through at the World Cup, so everyone's favorite Slavophile (if you have another favorite Slavophile, I'll settle for second favorite) knows who to root for going forward. I was feeling pretty hopeless after Croatia blew it yesterday. I presume Indiscretions is happy. I feel a bit bad that it came at the expense of scrappy and lovable Tunisia, but it's a cruel old world, innit?

Tony Karon links to an interesting Guardian piece -- one-time Argentinian player Jorge Valdano writing about Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" goal. If, like me, your only interest in the sport back then was trying not too suck too much on the field, it's pretty good reading. (Ok, it's interesting even if you were paying attention back then, too.)

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