Friday, June 23, 2006

World Cups update

I'm sure many will be pleased to know (though of course, you would have already heard and don't need me to say so!) that Colin Gunton, Jürgen Moltmann, T. F. Torrence, Robert Jenson, and Eberhard Jüngel have all survived their various pool games and are through to the round of sixteen. For those who haven't been following the Theologians World Cup over on Patrik's blog, this may make little sense. Go and support some quality names in 20thC theology and experience all the thrill the masses get from the round-ball game but without the hooliganism.
Round of 16 starts Monday (Finland time).

(And in the other World Cup, Australia are of course through to the round of 16, where they will face, and unfortunately, lose to the Italian team that knocked the US out).


John P. said...

the aussie game yesterday against Croatia may have been the most exciting game of the tourney thus far....For a moment, i thought the Croatians were going to come to blows with the referee! either way, it was much more exciting than the US pitiful attempt against Ghana.

Sam Charles Norton said...

The Ozzies will beat the Italians. I fancy a little flutter on them reaching the semi-final - there always needs to be one surprise, and it's not going to be England (who'll go out in the quarters, sadly).

byron smith said...

John, 4.30 am was too early/late for me. I missed it - just saw videos of jubilant crowds around Sydney Town Hall and elsewhere.

Sam, England loses to Holland? As for Italy, it's quite amusing, since half our team comes from Italian descent and the other half from Crotian descent, so there have been many divided loyalties in Sydney of late. Six of our players have Croatian-born parents. Three of the Croatian squad were born in Australia. Last time Australia played Croatia, one guy was picked for both sides!