I am so sorry France but you didn't play well at all during this tournament. Congrats to Holland who is playing some kick ass soccer. I know some of my relatives on the Dutch side of St. Maarten are celebrating.
I met a friend last night and she promised to get me some really great ear plugs. I will truly need them if Italy beats Spain this Sunday.
Last night as I walked from the restaurant (near the Coliseum) to my apartment, cars were honking, people had huge Italian flags waving. I thought "this is just for the quarterfinals."
Unfortunately, Pirlo and Gattuso will not be playing due to yellow card issues. That is a problem.