I think that everyone needs to kind of get over it. I mean, the world cup was months ago, can you not move on? I'm not saying that it was a good call, but it isn't the only bad call that was made by a referee, and it certainly isn't the worst. Not even by a long shot. I don't think that many people understand quite how hard it is to make a decision like that in a split-second at game speed. The first time I saw the play, I thought it was a rightful decision. It wasn't until later on, after many replays, that I changed my opinion. You can't blame the whole loss on the referee; it's just completely unorthodox. Even if that call wasn't made, no one can say that Italy wouldn't have made it through anyway. So, I agree with you all that the call was wrong, but I have to say that you may have done the same thing in those given circumstances.
By the way, I'm NOT an Italy fan, so don't call me biased.
It's kinda hard to get over when ur country was the one who suffered because of a dodgy decision. Sure, u can tell us all to get over it and so can other people from other countries but of course u can say that because it's not ur country, the team u were rooting for that were wrong-done.
Sure, the reff made a bad call and it's impossible to put the whole blame on him because everyone makes mistakes/wrong calls but to make one at that kind of level is really infuriating.
Poor lucas neill the whole of australias heart's went out to him when that happened. The italian gets a penalty off of something that shouldn't have even been a penatly and then there were headlines in the news saying "lucas' fault australia are out of the world cup". What a load of bull. Luckily he soon realised it wasn't his fault but he just must have thought that he let the team down by giving them that penalty when it wasn';t even him in the first place.
Not being racist, but Italy, in the next World Cup in 2010 we'll be ready for u, and we won't take dodgy calls damnit!