World Cup 2006 Blog

From our reporters in Germany

Over and out

paul_fletcher.gif LONDON - Here I sit in my flat, surrounded by dirty washing, cut-price World Cup tat and a huge joint of cured ham that I bought in France on Monday.

When I woke up this morning Ricco was nowhere to be seen - most strange and somewhat refreshing after five weeks of my co-blogger being the first person I have clapped eyes on every morning.

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Revealed - your player & team of the tournament

LONDON - The World Cup, all 64 games of it, has been and gone and everyone has had their say.

Including you.

We wanted a new way of rating players' performances, so we asked you to do the punditry.


And you responded in your hundreds of thousands, giving marks out of 10 to every player in every game throughout the tournament.

As a result, we got to see who you rated as the best and worst players on the pitch at any given game.
We've now collated the information to find the player of the tournament - as voted by you.

You may be surprised by his name. And guess who was the worst? (Clue: he's English..)

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Homeward bound

MartinTHE ENGLISH CHANNEL – Our ferry will shortly dock at Dover and our blog adventure will come to an end.

It’s quite hard to look back over the last few weeks as it seemed to whip by so quickly, the memories are all a bit of blur at the moment, but I’m sure in a few weeks I’ll be able to pinpoint my favourite incidents more clearly.

Check out the video as we say goodbye to mainland Europe

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