Chemistry In Life Ninth Edition
ASIAN CUP 2004 - CONTROVERSY & CRITICS
The Asian Cup 2004 has ended last Sunday, August 8th with the victory of Japan from China (3-1). But, this event provokes many controversies from the football lovers.
For example, the second Japan's goal that made by Koji Nakata last Sunday is assumed as an invalid goal as it is made by hand. However, the referee legalized that goal. This provokes complaint from the Chinese player and supporters. The worse thing is the China’s coach, Arie Haan refused to receive the silver medals for his team. The Chinese supporter also involved in a crash with the local police. What a disgraceful thing... (>.<) Moreover, 17 red cards out from the referee’s pocket in 32 matches, many controversial decisions from the referee, and many crashes either between the supporters or the team itself.
As a result, the Secretary-General of Asian Football Confederation was very disappointed with the Chinese government who assumed could not present an interesting, safe, and crash-free event. Besides, China is the candidate of the Olympic 2008 host.
I think, if IOC decided to choose another country to be Olympic 2008 host, besides China, it's an exact decision. But, it's seems too late... Anyway, I think, a country with the people who could not treat politics and sports differently is really unsuitable to hold the biggest event in the world. The matter is the event could be a political crash arena. Except... The people could think healthily.
One more, I think Bernie Ecclestone needs to see himself, the Formula 1 event which will be hold in Shanghai this last September. If there is a disturbance from the Chinese which ruined the F1's image, I think, Mr. Ecclestone needs to think twice if he still want to hold an F1 event in Shanghai, China. It's really important to think twice, Mr. Ecclestone.
(Note: I am not a person who has negative sentiment to the entire Chinese people, but they should do introspection to their-selves. Is it fair if they confuse the political and sports matter??? Even if that second goal from Japan is cancelled, Japan would still win. Don't just because of suffering from the thirst for the first win then everything is OK. Think it again, guyz~!!! And for all the people who participated in the past Asian Cup 2004, please do introspection to your-selves. Look backwards at Euro 2004, Copa America 2004, and the other events. Follow their way, please.
And the last is for Arie Haan. Unless you can teach your student how to have an attitude as a cultured human, you are not suitable to be a coach~!!!)
This is the end of Chemistry In Love Ninth Edition. Don't forget, this August 13th, Olympic 2004 will be start in Athens. I'm Dian Anggraini. See you next time, keep the sportsmanship in your life, and... Ja ne~! (^_^)/~~~