VIDEO LENGTH....: 102 minutes IMDb RATING..: 7.8/10 (124 votes)
VIDEO ASPECT....: [X] 16:9
[ ] 4:3 SIZE.........: CD1: 50x15mb
VIDEO FPS.......: [ ] 29.970
[ ] 25.000 LANGUAGE.....: English
Soccer fans can re-live the thrills of the most recent world championship
on Fifa 2006 World Cup Film: The Grand Finale. Using spare narration to
analyze each team's progress through the competition pipeline, Fifa compiles
generous clips from a number of matches, beginning with first eliminations.
An overview of Australia vs. Japan offers another look at the latter's
controversial goal after Australia's goalie was knocked to the ground. There's
intense action in Germany vs. Costa Rica and Spain's match against Ukraine;
Spain, we're told, is always good but never delivers on its promise. A look
at Argentina's passing prowess reveals one play in which the ball was passed
26 times before a (successful) attempt at a goal was made.
From there it's the quarterfinals with, among other matches, England vs.
Portugal and Germany vs. Argentina, both passionate games. Semi-finals bring
Portugal vs. France and Germany vs. Italy, in which every player seemed to come
to life. Finally, Italy vs. France leads to the conclusion of this World Cup
odyssey. Along the way, the many penalties accrued by several teams are analyzed,
including one game in which they were handed out at an absurd rate, almost
shamefully. Player interviews include Fabio Cannavaro and Michael Ballack.