Italy Takes Third Place Game at Confed Cup in Penalties

So this year’s Confederations Cup finished up yesterday with the third place game and the final wrapping up a month or so of interesting international football.  I still don’t fully understand what the hell the Confederations Cup is, but I guess I’ll take it during a time of little-to-no-other footy to keep me busy.  I guess it’s some sort of mini World Cup; a World Cup preview?  Whatever, it was good footy and saved this site’s writers hours of useless trolling.

So, in the losers bracket we had Italy taking on Uruguay in the battle of greasy hair.  The Italians took the lead midway through the first half through some ugly rebounding. Edinson Cavani, a big name in this years transfer market, equalized for the Uruguayans with a coolly slotted ball into the bottom corner.

The real story in this game were the free kicks, however.  The game would go into penalties after both Diamanti and, again, Cavani scored sensational free kicks for their respective squads.  Diamanti up first:

And Cavani answers back:

Free kicks/spot kicks continued to play a part as the game went into penalties. Italy would go on to win 3-2 in penalties.  So congratulations are in order, I guess.  Whatever, see ya next summer when it counts.

About ajbg

Yes, I'm a Man United fan and no, I didn't jump on the bandwagon 4 years ago. I've been a lifelong fan, born in the Manchester area and moved to the US as a young boy. Currently living in Boston, MA.
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