Fields of Dreams

With the dramatic end of the 2006 World Cup, fans around the globe emerged from a month of shattering defeats and exhilarating victories. Readers cheered the host nation, grappled with a certain star's confounding use of his head and made decisive calls on how to improve the role of the game's referees

Re "Italy's cup" [July 17]: time was enthusiastic about the success and drama of the monthlong World Cup saga, and described in superlatives various aspects of the games and their positive effect on Germany in particular. As a TV viewer who witnessed most...

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