I know you will not care, but I feel the need to log about a game of FIFA 98 I just played. A few days ago I decided to try and qualify for the World Cup in FIFA 98 with the Cook Islands. It was tough, but I was able to do it on a couple of outstanding games from my keeper. I figured that the dream would end there, but after being put in a weak group I, along with Portugal advanced to the elimination round where I managed to get an easy draw. I beat the USA, Qatar (?!?!?) and Belgium to advance to the final where I met Brazil. This brings me to why I posted this, as I played the FIFA 98 game of my life (I am now ready to challenge anyone and everyone). I thought the game started well, when I traded a yellow card for knocking Romario out of the game. I was wrong. Despite that, Ronaldo, Luis and someone else all tallied goals by the 24th minute for a 3-0 lead. In the 40th minute, the same player with a yellow was carded off the field putting my deficit at 3-0 and a man down. I got a nice counter attack that yielded a corner and in injury time I converted the corner to "only" be down 3-1. After not mounting any sort of attack in the first 10 minutes of the 2nd half, I subbed out 3 of my 5 completely fatigued guys to try and mount a comeback (desperation). Moments later I got another red card and was now playing 2 down. To counter this I moved one of my defender to DM and my AM up to forward, and on a counter attack found the back of the net to close to a one goal deficit. This is where it got weird. Brazil gets a red to go to 10 men. Then Brazil gets a yellow but injures one of my players (who I cannot sub for or even get him off the field), so now with 8 men I press on. In the 80th minute, I go to a 3-2-3 formation, and attack attack attack. Finally on my 4th shot on goal I tie the game in the 88th minute. In injury time, the same Brazil player injures another one of my players and gets a red. So in golden goal time, I have 9 players and Brazil has 9 players; however, I have 2 players injured and they can do nothing. I decide to play for penalties and go with a 2-2-4 formation with both of my injured guys at forward so I can bunker down. Of course, Ronaldo hits a shot from 35 yards out (in typical FIFA 98 fashion) to win the world cup in the 108th minute. Despite the loss, it was the greatest game of FIFA 98 I have ever played. God be with you, if you read this. -Vandaley!