LINK: Camille has a very nice post up on Hitchens' article on Michael Moore (see also the comments). I suspect we agree on more than we disagree on (though there will no doubt be an afternoon on the Left Bank when that gets hashed out), but she has the advantage of actually being in Europe to judge their attitudes. Anyway, go and read!
Oh, and football matches often last over 90 minutes because the clock runs as penalties, etc, are being given out during the game, so a certain number of minutes of play are added on at the end to compensate (it also increases the tension at the end of the game, because no one knows how many minutes they'll get).
I knew watching virtually all of the '98 World Cup would come in handy at some point.