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Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #8  
User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6225 times:
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Dear Members,


This is a continuation thread from part 7 which can be found here: Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #7

Please feel free to continue your discussion in this new edition. Enjoy the remainder of the 2010 FIFA World Cup!


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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6299 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6215 times:

Germany:Uruguay = 3:1

Netherlands:Spain = 2:1


User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1773 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6208 times:

Quoting sw733 (Reply 1):
Netherlands:Spain = 2:1

As much as the Netherlands are way up there on teams 'deserving' to be champions I have a bad feeling about this and we will have to put up with Spain's newly aquired bragging rights in social life and media. LOL. Having said that, the Spanish gave Germany a run for their money and will be a formidable rival in the final.


User currently offlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 2754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6192 times:

Quoting EZEIZA:
"clearly less people in the streets compared to other Spanish cities, but still looks like a decent crowd singing "Barcelona is Spanish"! Laporta probably won't be too happy Wink"

I live in Barcelona. It just bore no comparison with the amount of people in the streets when FC Barcelona wins. (Well, for all purposes, it was FC Barcelona who won yesterday, but that's another story.) The Marca article is predictably biased. Today, coming to work, I saw exactly zero Spanish flags anywhere. And zero people on campus wearing the Spanish shirt. After FC Barcelona won the 2009 Champions League final, there were plenty of people around wearing the blaugrana shirt (including yours truly).



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6172 times:

Quoting UALWN (Reply 3):
It just bore no comparison with the amount of people in the streets when FC Barcelona wins

That's what I thought too, but still it was quite a few people celebrating .. enough to piss off the pro-independence 

I'd love to see the anti Spanish Barca fans if Cataluña becomes independent from Spain ... the excitment surrpunding a Barca-Palamós must be amazing!



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlinePH-BFA From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6164 times:

About Robben ony having '1' move; he scored with a header against Uruguay  

User currently offlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 2754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6135 times:

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 4):
enough to piss off the pro-independence

I am pro-independence. And I wasn't pissed off.

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 4):
I'd love to see the anti Spanish Barca fans if Cataluña becomes independent from Spain ... the excitment surrpunding a Barca-Palamós must be amazing!

About as much as Barca-Numancia, or Barca-Cadiz. On the other hand, Barca-Chelsea would be as exciting as ever. And, of course, Catalonia-Spain would be extremely interesting. And you know who would win (for now).



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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3516 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6126 times:

Might actually be a stupid question, but which language is actually spoken in the Spanish national team, and at the FC Barcelona? I would expect catalan to be spoken at the FC B, but what about the national team? They have many players from Barcelona, so how is it there?

User currently offlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 2754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6118 times:

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 7):
Might actually be a stupid question, but which language is actually spoken in the Spanish national team, and at the FC Barcelona?

There's no question that Spanish is used in the Spanish team. Even at FC Barcelona, I would say that Spanish is probably the lingua franca. Although many of the players do speak Catalan among themselves and with Guardiola.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10884 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6086 times:

Quoting sw733 (Reply 1):
Germany:Uruguay = 3:1

I understand the octopus, Paul Nostradamus, will be asked on Friday about who will win the game between Uruguay and Germany..

We should take this into consideration very seriously. We all know what happened in the semi-final.

 Wow!



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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3516 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6080 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 9):
I understand the octopus, Paul Nostradamus, will be asked on Friday about who will win the game between Uruguay and Germany..

They even said that he shall also predict the final. Normally Paul is only asked for german games, but this one time he shall also try to predict the final.

I read that those octopus only get 2-3 years old, so he will be dead when the Euro 2012 takes place  


User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6079 times:

Quoting UALWN (Reply 6):
On the other hand, Barca-Chelsea would be as exciting as ever. And, of course, Catalonia-Spain would be extremely interesting. And you know who would win (for now).

would it? If Barca did not compete in Spain, they would not compete against RM, Valencia, Sevila or At. Madrid. How would Barca manage to make it attractive for palyers to play against Gramenet, Sabadell or Terrasa? Once they stop playing in Spain, the exposure would diminish, the TV audiences would fall, the money would stop flowing. It woudl be the end of Barca as we know it.



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6299 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6069 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 9):
I understand the octopus, Paul Nostradamus, will be asked on Friday about who will win the game between Uruguay and Germany..

I am a big fan of the Octopus...



User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10884 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6056 times:

Quoting sw733 (Reply 12):

No chance.

The owners of octopus Paul Nostradamus, the Sea Life Park at Oberhausen, said they will keep him alive and will most probably use him for other predictions in the future.

  



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User currently offlineBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6050 times:

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 10):
They even said that he shall also predict the final. Normally Paul is only asked for german games, but this one time he shall also try to predict the final.

as previously shown, the octopus has a preference for Spain, he has 2 times chosen Spain as a winner , first time he was wrong and this time he was right, no doubt he will choose Spain again for the final, but he will be proven wrong and diner after that   

Viva La Hollanda



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6047 times:

Paul even has an own page on Facebook and he already has 49.898 fans, among them a bunch of A.netters incl. myself. 

Patrick


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10884 posts, RR: 37
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6024 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 15):
Paul even has an own page on Facebook and he already has 49.898 fans, among them a bunch of A.netters incl. myself.

Thank you for the info. I have joined the group. Octopus football predictor has now 50,637 followers worldwide. He should be awarded a special Cup by FIFA.

     



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User currently offlineyooyoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6007 times:

Quoting PH-BFA (Reply 5):
About Robben ony having '1' move; he scored with a header against Uruguay

and his reaction after the goal was of surprise...let's say one and a half moves.  

Brain thinks Spain will win. Heart hopes for Holland

Brain and heart think Germany will win the small final.



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently onlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6004 times:
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English referee and linesmen for the Final,. the 1st English referee for the Final since Jack Taylor in 1974 when he took charge of Holland v West Germany and awarded 2 penalties with the 1st being a minute into the game.

User currently offlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 2754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5973 times:

Quoting BR076 (Reply 14):
as previously shown, the octopus has a preference for Spain, he has 2 times chosen Spain as a winner , first time he was wrong and this time he was right, no doubt he will choose Spain again for the final, but he will be proven wrong and diner after that

Actually in 2008 Paul chose Germany over Spain and he was wrong., the only time he has been wrong. So, if anything, he's biased against Spain! People in Spain joke that in 2008 Paul was young and still learning his trade. Now he seems to have mastered it.



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User currently offlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 2754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5971 times:

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 11):
How would Barca manage to make it attractive for palyers to play against Gramenet, Sabadell or Terrasa?

By playing also against Chelsea, ManU, Milan, Inter, Bayern, etc. Exactly as they do now. Nobody outside Spain gives a damn about a Sevilla-Barca match....



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2806 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 4):
I'd love to see the anti Spanish Barca fans if Cataluña becomes independent from Spain ... the excitment surrpunding a Barca-Palamós must be amazing!

I heard from Laporta that if Catalunya is one day independant, FC Barcelona would still play in the Spanish championship. Exactly like Monaco plays in the French one.



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5940 times:

Quoting UALWN (Reply 20):
By playing also against Chelsea, ManU, Milan, Inter, Bayern, etc. Exactly as they do now. Nobody outside Spain gives a damn about a Sevilla-Barca match....

with time, the team would start losing the stars and would end up not playing against Chelsea, Man u, etc ...
Believe me, if Barca does not play the Spanish League, they would nearly dissapear. The same thing would happen if suddenly the Madrid teams would play a separate league. Maybe you believe no one cares about a Sevilla-Barca, but check the tv audiences world wide. Teams like RM, Barcelona, Juve, Man Utd, etc. have huge audiences no matter who they play against, but that would change if they played regional championships only.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 21):
I heard from Laporta that if Catalunya is one day independant, FC Barcelona would still play in the Spanish championship. Exactly like Monaco plays in the French one.

I heard that too, which if it ever happened would be a load of BS. You can't have it both ways, either they can be independent or not, but not in what's convinient and what's not. Monaco is a completely different scenario.



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 2754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5924 times:

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 22):
I heard that too, which if it ever happened would be a load of BS. You can't have it both ways, either they can be independent or not, but not in what's convinient and what's not.

Really? Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are NOT independent, but they have their own leagues. Who says that an opposite arrangement could not be forged in Spain/Catalonia?

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 22):
Believe me, if Barca does not play the Spanish League, they would nearly dissapear.

Believe me, if Barca did not play the Spanish League, it would survive alright. And since I happen to be part-owner ("soci") of FC Barcelona and happen to live in Barcelona, I kind of think that my believes are more realistic than yours. But, hey, you can always hope.

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 22):
but that would change if they played regional championships only.

Which they would not, of course. They would keep playing the Champions League, or whatever competition the top 12 soccer clubs in Europe decide to put together.



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User currently offlineSpeedBirdA380 From United Kingdom, joined exactly 6 years ago today! , 539 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5918 times:

I think Holland are in a good position because the pressure is off them....most expect Spain (and understandably so) to win the final but the dutch also have some excellent players.

If I was the dutch coach I would be telling them to really have a go at Spain and "get in their faces". Close them down and run hard at them. If you allow Spain to totally dominate like Germany did chance's are you will lose...

Should be a good final...my moneys on Spain but if they play well Holland are certainly capable of winning.


P.s - Is it just me or has it been a pretty disappointing world cup....? I mean we have seen loads of pretty boring games and I can't really think of one stand out game I have really enjoyed. Cant wait for Brazil 2014 though and I will most definatley be going...where better to host a World Cup than Brazil.


25 Sabena332 : No, it is not just you! These friggin' annoying horns made me boycott this World Cup for two day, they destroyed the World Cup for me almost complete
26 Luftfahrer : Now that we're talking about the quality of this World Cup... I'd like to add the following: I've just finished watching a review of the World Cup 200
27 Post contains images Beta : I'd like to take credit for guaranteeing Spain's win over Germany before the game Though the score wasn't 3-1 as I predicted, but it was total and com
28 EZEIZA : I'm not saying it can't happen. Anything can happen ... they could even make them play the French league if they wanted. It shouldn't happen. That's
29 viaggiare : Spain is not invincible —Switzerland beat the furia roja and Chile made them look their worse so far— but could certainly win the Cup. Spain's big
30 Post contains images viaggiare : Costa Rica didn't make it to this World Cup, but we did beat Switzerland 1–0 at home —Stade de Tourbillon— in a friendly game last month, while
31 Post contains images JJJ : And you could see by the way he celebrated it that he could barely believe it
32 Post contains images MadameConcorde : ... yes... and do not forget that Paul the Octopus is British. He was born in Weymouth.
33 UALWN : I will submit that living in Barcelona, knowing personally zillions of Barca supporters and hundreds of Barca part-owners makes it easier for me to p
34 Post contains links and images LTU932 : Indeed. I mean I tried to follow it as much as possible, but in the end, the horrible sounds of the vuvuzelas, the empty stadiums,the referee decisio
35 Post contains images flood : Just in on CNN's homepage lol I'd say he got it right
36 Post contains links and images thomil13FRA : Probably a last-ditch effort to save himself from the deep fryer. Apparently, octopus recipes are quite popular over here after the tentacle oracle's
37 keesje : In the Netherlands everybody is suprized we won everything despite very average football (compared to qualification and friendly games.) The Dutch nat
38 MadameConcorde : Spain as the big winner? Apparently Mr Octopus also predicted that Germany would beat Uruguay. Wait and see..........
39 MD11Engineer : Are you sure that this is the same Paul? AFAIK their life expectancy is only about two years in the wild (they die after having mated and layed their
40 Post contains images severnaya : What's this nonsense that he's now also gonna predict matches where die Mannschaft doesn't play? Anway, Paul is bad in predicting outcomes for the fi
41 UALWN : Only 2 years have elapsed since 2008...
42 Post contains images MD11Engineer : Oops,... I should have read the post properly, I thought you were talking about 1998... Jan
43 Post contains links and images severnaya : Yeeehh!!! Forget Paul the Octopus, he only has some limited knowledge about the German football team, may I introduce you to Mani? Enjoy the video: ht
44 JJJ : Calamari is cuttlefish, though in English sometimes may refer to squid as well. Octopus has a completely different flavour and texture.
45 Post contains images thomil13FRA : Oops! But at least I stayed in the right family, as both are cephalopods.
46 EZEIZA : no it wouldn't actually. The biggest source of income is not from the local supporters. It's the world wide audiences that meakes the difference. Tha
47 UALWN : In Spain at least, the "rest of the teams" (all except RM and Barca) have already been destroyed (example: Valencia had to sell both Villa and Silva)
48 jamincan : It might also have the effect of boosting some of the teams not presently in the five big leagues such as Ajax or Feynoord.
49 EZEIZA : I disagree. Look at Sevilla for example. They were a non-player in the league and they are now the top team after the big two. I never understimate t
50 UALWN : Fine. Nothing would preclude continuing the lucrative Asia tours. I was talking about the economical situation, where Sevilla FC is actually not doin
51 Post contains images TheSonntag : I tried a similiar argument in the game vs spain, claiming he is inaccurate vs Spain. Maybe we should become PR managers for BP, there is always some
52 Post contains links and images severnaya : Haha, very well indeed! It actually reminds me of Mo al-Sahhaf (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Saeed_al-Sahhaf for more information) There
53 Tango-Bravo : If it belongs here... What effect did the loss of Thomas Mueller (due to totally bogus ...IMHO... yellow card for an innocuous, unintentional handball
54 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Fun World Cup trivia: earlier this evening I watched the sports news on Dutch television. They showed a fragment of a press interview given by one of
55 Tango-Bravo : Speaking of Spanish beers... is the Aguila brand still around and, if so, where does it rank? Seemed to be a/the leading brand in the Zaragoza area "
56 severnaya : Interesting they said that in Spain only 17 million people (out of 46 mln) had watched the semi-final against Germany while in Holland 12.3 million p
57 aviationmaster : IMO the whole Müller situation is comparable with Frings' semifinal ban four years ago. On both occasions, the German team was weakened by a complet
58 Post contains images BR076 : the outcome It's all clear now Mani seemed much more serious about the whole thing than Paul, he even helps people with questions about marriage and
59 UALWN : I think that Spain's domination was so thorough that Mueller's presence would not have made much of a difference. Actually, it's rather complicated.
60 RobertNL070 : I'm sure you are absolutely right. But I did a bit of research, and that's the conclusion that presented itself, rightly or wrongly. But it was a bit
61 TheSonntag : Its all pure speculation. Yes the ban was unfortunate, but like the English vs Germany, it probably would not have changed that much.
62 UALWN : The original San Miguel from the Philippines is very good. The Spanish San Miguel has nothing to do with it. I did some research too and it seems lik
63 RobertNL070 : The Grupo Mahou-San Miguel website begs to differ.
64 Post contains links and images viaggiare : The place is a haven for imbeciles bickering over personal agendas/egos and serruchadas de piso. If it's any consolation to German fans, he also pred
65 UALWN : No. A Spanish company in the 1950s bought from San Miguel (from Phillipines) the right to use the name in Spain. That's it. The two beers have no rel
66 Post contains images LTU932 : And for me, also a place to make sure that Saprissa gets preferred treatment (even when the government shuts down the team for failing to pay their S
67 EZEIZA : of course it would. The Asian market is there because Barcelona plays many games in a season. Not because of the CL. If the season would have the few
68 yooyoo : ok, i have a stupid question..... Do the games played during the World Cup have any weight with regards to the FIFA standings/rankings? If so, then th
69 UALWN : I'm afraid you have it all wrong. Let me say it again: nobody cares about FC Barcelona-Numancia. Not here, not in China. Now, FC Barcelona - Arsenal,
70 Tango-Bravo : With the 3rd Place game less than 24 hours from kickoff... Will either Germany or Uruguay...or both... "do a Portugal 2006" in the sense of essentiall
71 EZEIZA : If it would be Barca-Arsenal every sunday, yes, I would agree with you, but it's not. A top team can't survive with a CL, with only a few games in th
72 Post contains images SpeedBirdA380 : Indeed...Actually the most talked about and memorable thing for the World Cup 2010 so far seems to be a physic Octopus in a tank... I really hope we
73 UALWN : Maybe the news have not reached Argentina yet, but Laporta is no longer the FC Barcelona president (since July 1st), so his opinion in rather irrelev
74 EZEIZA : no need to tro to make me look like an idiot, thank you. I hope not all socis are as disrespectful as you. Yes, I know Laporta is no longer President
75 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I am curious to see if the Octopus -- who this time predicted a win by Gemany -- will be right. Go Uruguay!!!
76 Post contains images TheSonntag : Of course he is
77 severnaya : Yes that means something, like all other games this World Cup, it also decides on their ranking for next world cup draws.
78 Post contains images Sabena332 : Whoohoo, I made it home in time for the game! My girlfriend's beach-volleyball tournament got cancelled at 2pm after four hours because one of the pla
79 Post contains images aero145 : And how often has that come up? Depends how desperate Suarez will be. "Friiiiiiidge, here I come"
80 blrsea : Wonderful game! Uruguay really playing an attacking game, especially in the 2nd half. Missed two chances at the goal unfortunately. One right before t
81 Post contains images MadameConcorde : A truly great game, I agree. Some of the very best I have seen in this whole competition. I hope Uruguay will win. It would be very well deserved!!! G
82 Post contains images Sabena332 : No, they won't! Patrick
83 MadameConcorde : Again, it looks like the Octopus said the right thing....
84 Post contains images Sabena332 : Indeed! I need this octopus, he is the only one in this world who has a real clue about football. Patrick
85 Andz : Great win by Germany, third place is nothing really but very satisfying to beat the devious Uruguay. Maybe they should have played Spain in black.
86 Post contains images MadameConcorde : All my congratulations again to Mr Paul Nostradamus Octopus the Great!!!!!
87 PPVRA : Man what a finish. . .
88 Post contains images TheSonntag : Schade Holland alles ist vorbei
89 Post contains images Sabena332 : Yes, tomorrow, the same old song again! Patrick
90 petertenthije : That may well be so. But at the end of the day you are third and we are, at worst, second. And the psychic-parakeet in Singapore expects NL to win!
91 Post contains images Sabena332 : He's an amateur with no clue about football! Patrick
92 Post contains images MD11Engineer : Since when is Singapore a football country? Jan
93 Post contains images petertenthije : What does that have to do with it? As long as the parakeet has knowledge that will be enough. Also, a kanaree is a pet. An octopus is a side-dish. Th
94 rightrudder : I feel a little guilty here folks. Seems like the FIFA thread had a lot to do with psychics. Sorry if I may have hijacked it in a way.
95 Post contains images Klaus : Another deserved win. Excellent job, boys! And Paul the octopus got a perfect score. Amazing! Rubbish! Only success speaks for itself! Uruguay had no
96 Post contains images Sabena332 : Oh no, I just realized that this is the last football evening with Günter Netzer for us Germans. I will miss him and remember him as the best footbal
97 Lufthansa411 : Paul the Octopus gets it right again!!!! On a separate note, did anyone else notice the EK FA's standing on the medal podium with silver trays holding
98 Sabena332 : Of course! They are a FIFA main sponsor, 'nuff said! Patrick
99 Post contains images Luftfahrer : Looks like I'm not the only one who noticed this. Made me wonder, too. Great win by Germany tonight... I'm very happy now, also for the team. Golden
100 Post contains images aviationmaster : A real shame he's leaving. They should have allowed him to comment the Final. Dude, its women's beach volleyball he's talking about.
101 Post contains images Klaus : At least he's getting a proper sendoff right now!
102 Post contains images Sabena332 : "Es gibt nur ein Günter Netzer!". Patrick
103 UALWN : I am not being disrespectful. I'm just tired of you using Laporta whenever suits your argumentation. He is no longer the president. He is one of 1750
104 Post contains images aero145 : Yeye, ’tschuldigung Kumpl. Seconded. He was (is!) amazing and this goodbye-party is the least that could be done for him. Who’s going to comment
105 EZEIZA : funny no one was booing at the German players, considering they had a big support from the ref against England, whereas Uruguay got the right punishm
106 Klaus : That was a blatant referee mistake, not the players cheating as in Uriguay's case. And in the end it was still irrelevant.
107 Post contains images LTU932 : I've been out of the country for so long, I missed pretty much everything from Netzer und Delling (and now we'll have to settle for Beckmann/Delling
108 Post contains images UALWN : Well, you started mixing politics and soccer and making fun of pro-independence Catalans: By the way, about 1.5 million pro-independence Catalans too
109 Post contains images JJJ : Aguila exists no more (now it's Amstel) and the prevalent beer in Aragon is Ambar, the old Aguila is/was the prevalent beer in the Valencia region (I
110 waterpolodan : Diego Forlan, in the opinion of this uneducated soccer newbie, is one hell of a player, possibly the best in the tournament that I've seen. He had at
111 EZEIZA : I didn't see any German player telling the ref the ball had gone through the line. That goal could have changed everything. I didn't make fun of anyo
112 Beta : I know who should be the MVP of this 2010 World Cup in S. Africa. No, it's not Snejder, nor Villa, nor Messi, nor any of the hyped up stars. It's Dieg
113 Post contains images RobertNL070 : BTW, many congratulations on your 3rd place
114 Post contains images Klaus : Hardly their job. Or would you like to re-open the Wembley debate? Rubbish. A 4:1 doesn't just turn into a 2:3 magically, especially not with teams a
115 Beta : I guarantee that people who either boo or are critical of the Uruguay player-who prevented the goal with his hands, when face with the same situation,
116 UALWN : I don't understand this. Luis took a Spanish team that didn't know what system was playing and turn it into what it is today. Luis revolutionized the
117 Klaus : Don't project from yourself on everybody else. He didn't "serve his time" – his red card was irrelevant at that point, shortly before the end of th
118 UALWN : Ghana were not robbed. If they don't like the rules of soccer, next time they can try their luck at, say, curling instead. Now, England, on the other
119 Klaus : The referee couldn't do much more – the rules didn't provide for such a situation. But yes, the foul was intended to illegally take the otherwise c
120 UALWN : I'm sorry? Are you saying that the rules of soccer don't mention what to do when somebody deliberately hands the ball to prevent it from closing the
121 iakobos : Diego Forlan is a talented player, technique, vista, good shot and probably yes, an inspiration and a leader to his team, but calling him a warrior ?
122 EZEIZA : Klaus, the celebrating happened only because the Ghana striker missed the penalty. The Uruguayan player was punished in the most harsh way the rules
123 Sabena332 : So, there is just one game left of this World Cup. I am really excited who will win the final tonight. I have no preferences actually because I like b
124 JJJ : Not only that. He did it under overwhelming media pressure that repeatedly called for him to quit or be fired after every minor hurdle. Only after it
125 EZEIZA : true. However, I think Aragones caught a lucky break and finally had a winning team in his hands. I don't think Aragones or Clemente are good coaches
126 UALWN : No way. As JJJ explained, Luis had to fight left and right to build the team he wanted, which had little to do with the team the powerful Madrid pres
127 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Raw Video: Spain and Holland Prep for WC Final http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F2KfxymjD4 Raw Video: South Africa Counts Down to WC Final http://www.y
128 mirrodie : Whooohooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! Netherlands v Spain. Lets home for a high scoring game and smoe great action. Both of these guys have to be hungry to win!
129 Post contains links MadameConcorde : Here's Everything You Need To Know About The World Cup Final a very well presented most informative pictures gallery. Read more: http://www.businessin
130 Post contains images TheSonntag : Same to your well deserved 2nd place Actually, I would not be unhappy if Holland won. I like Robben and van Bommel, and they played nice football. We
131 Post contains images Asturias : I generally prefer the Estrella Damm, though the Alhambra on a bottle is very good also! (strong) Moritz is very fine also. Though I prefer the red wi
132 UALWN : I live in Barcelona. Estrella Damm is by far the most popular beer here, but I don't like it at all. Moritz, also from Barcelona, is fine. But when I
133 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Hundreds of thousands of Dutch fans have flocked to places where they can watch The Final en masse and in the open air - it is still very warm here. M
134 MadameConcorde : This reminds me of Paris during the World Cup 1998. Not everybody could get seats at Stade de France so the Mayor put out a giant screen on the Place
135 Post contains images Sabena332 : The very last football game with these annoying horns in the background! From tomorrow on, I can finally watch games with a real football atmosphere a
136 MadameConcorde : I have a internet feed in Italian apparently the vuvuzelas are muted down. They can be annoying I agree. I find it cool that Spain has sent the Queen
137 RobertNL070 : Apparently King Juan-Carlos is not in very good health at the moment. The Netherlands is represented by heir to the throne Prince Willem-Alexander, h
138 MadameConcorde : I am very sorry to hear this. I hope the Spanish team will give him some new energy and he will recover soon. I am sure the Queen will represent Spai
139 RobertNL070 : This is getting niggly. At least Howard Webb is being even-handed.
140 mirrodie : And even if they do, sometimes you dont catch the games. My brother is just back. Went to SA, attended a lot of festivals and large fan screens in us
141 MadameConcorde : How brutal, he kicks the other player in the chest!
142 racko : Wow, that should have been a clear red card for De Jong. What a terrible foul.
143 Post contains images Sabena332 : As if this would matter after the shitload of wrong decisions we already had in this tournament. Patrick
144 Derico : Bad football, dirty football, bad reffereeing. Horrid spectacle. And the Dutch diving too...
145 Luftfahrer : This is a fight, not a final.
146 mirrodie : Both sides are ridiculous with the diving. Holland blew a nice opportunity.
147 racko : Imagine this match with the referee of Germany - Serbia. We would be down to 8 players on each side by now.
148 MadameConcorde : Oh I agree... this is so far away from world class elegant football........ what a bunch of brutes!!!!! It's war on the field!!!! The almost final wa
149 Luftfahrer : I think the teams are nervous as hell. For both it's the chance to win the World Cup for the first time. Different conditions in the small final...
150 racko : By the way, why does Van Persie start for Holland? He's been terrible in every match I've seen so far.
151 Post contains images Sabena332 : 'Nuff said about the first half! Patrick
152 RobertNL070 : But in defence of both sides, there is so much at stake here and Spain is in the final for the very first time, Holland for the first time since 1978.
153 Post contains images aviationmaster : The Dutch are playing an agressive game against Spain. The last team to apply similar tactics in this Cup was Switzerland. Trying to control the game
154 david_itl : For the de Jong incident you can see why the ref only booked him as he's direcrly behind the incident. If he saw what happened at a better angle, then
155 Post contains images Sabena332 : but so true! Patrick
156 EZEIZA : The ref is a disaster. Yes, the players are kicnking more than they should, but it's ultimetely the ref's fault for not imposing a proper authority. I
157 MadameConcorde : Not any excuse for the brutality. This game could be much better. This is not the world class football of yesteryears. Not anywhere near Pelé or eve
158 AR385 : True. This world Cup is an embarrassement. And on this final, the referee has obviously received instructions not to show any red cards, at least on
159 MadameConcorde : They are all playing much more out of instinct than intellect and out of their brain (tactical). Let's see how the second half goes. I would not be su
160 RobertNL070 : My thoughts too. A goal might be good for this game.
161 Luftfahrer : Well, after a disappointing tournament, why should there be a happy end (i.e. a good game)? Pretty much a summary of what we've seen in the last 4 wee
162 Post contains images MadameConcorde : this is the worst world cup final i have seen in my whole life and i have seen a good number of them! even the winner will have no merit!!! it's a wa
163 MadameConcorde : how could this goal ever be missed? he had a world of space for himself to get the ball inside the box....... bad job!!!! i counted 8 yellow cards tot
164 Sabena332 : What a kick and card fest. The great Günter Netzer would say: "Dieses Fussballspiel verkommt zu einem Zirkus" ("This football game is turning into a
165 MadameConcorde : The so-called genius Spain team has not managed to score a single goal yet?? What an aggressive game on both sides! I am not an octopus yet I smell a
166 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Spain play in blue today. The last 2 teams to play in the blue in a WC Final won the match - France (1998) and Italy (2006)
167 DAL767400ER : Seems to apply to the second half as well, seeing as how van Bommel should have been sent off AGAIN, this time with a red-yellow card, and Iniesta un
168 Post contains images MadameConcorde : A bit superstitious? this one sounds like octopus language!
169 Post contains images Sabena332 : And you don't have to be an octopus to know that a team in orange never won a World Cup. When I would be van Bommel, I would provoke a red one right
170 MadameConcorde : I am better than the octopus! I predicted a 3rd half and there is now a third half!!!! and the so-called genius Spain team did not manage to score en
171 Post contains images Sabena332 : Very good already! I predict penalties, let's see if I am right. Patrick
172 hoons90 : Wow. Seriously??? It's 5:25am here in Seoul, and I stayed up to watch this game. Really annoyed that I have to stay up for at least another 30 minutes
173 DAL767400ER : Maybe he should go for a Tombstone pile-driver on Villa, surely that would only yield a stern warning from Webb...
174 MadameConcorde : I have been thinking this since the end of the pitiful first half... We have the same thoughts... Let's see if we are better predictors than the octo
175 Sabena332 : Guys, slowly I start to faint here! This is becoming ridiculous! That was a clear penalty and everyone and his dog saw it! Patrick
176 MadameConcorde : is this game rigged i wonder?
177 david_itl : It would get a 2nd yellow. Sorry, the referee is not to blame for what's happening in the game. It's the players. If the wanted ref be really strict,
178 Post contains images Luftfahrer : What chance for Fabregas to score the 1-0... just like Pedro against Germany, a bit of self-will on his part? Be the hero? But this time, it's a very
179 NoUFO : Questionable if a) it really was a penalty (or outside the box) b) the ref could see it
180 david_itl : Bye-bye Heitinger! First red card shown by this ref all tournament
181 oa260 : Well I guess thats its then !! COngrats to Spain
182 MadameConcorde : Spain scored without glory. The Octopus was right, once more!!!!
183 racko : It should have been a corner for Holland before that. Anyway, Paul was right again.
184 Post contains images Sabena332 : I can't believe that, I wanted the penalties! Anyway, congrats to Spain and Inesta who is a world class guy! Patrick By the way, Spain is the only cou
185 MadameConcorde : They should award the Cup to the octopus!!!!
186 aviationmaster : Well done! Iniesta, who should have been sent off about 40 minutes ago for his retaliatory foul, shoots Spain to victory...
187 david_itl : Torres going to be out for a fair time with his hamstring strain.
188 racko : Just like De Jong and Van Bommel. The ref has been a disgrace.
189 Post contains images L410Turbolet : This final game was a living proof how boring football can be....
190 aero145 : Darned octopus was right again. Congrats Spain!
191 Post contains images aviationmaster : Indeed, but they didn't end up scoring the deciding goal. One of the worst performances of the Cup. Webb was just as bad as in his first game (Switze
192 MadameConcorde : The whole thing tonight was a disgrace. Not deserving of a World Cup final. Totally unexciting! This is not world class football. The octopus should b
193 racko : Spain scored 8 goals in total. I don't think there has ever been a more boring world champion.
194 Post contains images Lumberton : 8 for 8 I believe. Congratulations to Spain. Well deserved.
195 david_itl : If he didn't see what happened exactly from his position, he cannot send him off. He knew it was a foul therefore gave a booking. We are looking at i
196 rogerbcn : OEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, OEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE As a true airliner I think they should open an airport in Iniesta's hometown: Fuentealbilla, Albacete (SE Spain) an
197 aviationmaster : Felicidades España! Que disfruten la fiesta esta noche!
198 Post contains images Luftfahrer : Congrats to Germany! ... ... ... Why? Because Thomas Müller is ultimately the top scorer of this World Cup. I think enough has been said about this l
199 oa260 : I see EK cabin crew are carrying the medals !
200 UALWN : What a battle. Holland should have finished with 7 or 8 players... From espn.com: "The Dutch can complain all they wish but their behaviour was repreh
201 racko : Spain is only the third team ever to be both European and World Champion at the same time, after Germany 1974-1976 and France 2000-2002. And the three
202 RobertNL070 : No, the referee was okay. The Dutch were clearly out to stop the Spanish from playing their game. That's a (controversial) choice one makes. I hope th
203 MadameConcorde : Tonight's win is nothing for them to brag about. Think how long it took them to score that one goal.
204 LTU932 : Let's be honest: After being praised as one of the refs who's been almost error free, Howard Webb was outright horrible tonight. How the hell did he f
205 Post contains images Sabena332 : Awesome! Really! This guy is 20 (or 21) years old and rocks the Bundesliga at first, and then the World Cup. He deserved it, a nice guy who can play
206 racko : So? A goal is a goal. They're boring, but they are the world champion nonetheless.
207 Post contains images Klaus : Well, congratulations to Spain! Just please enjoy this shared success as something you've won together and try looking beyond your regional squabbles!
208 SpeedBirdA380 : Cmon now thats a bit harsh....ok he did not have a great game and should have showed De Jong the red card but what a very very difficult game to offi
209 Post contains images UALWN : Oh. Thank you very much for the advice.
210 Post contains images Klaus : You're welcome.
211 AirPacific747 : Congrats to Spain! I did side with the Netherlands though, but have to admit that Spain deserved it more Btw whats up with the EK cabin crew standing
212 EZEIZA : I disagree. They won the cup in all fairness. Maybe not in the spectacular form everyone expected them to, having low scoring games, but tonight they
213 RobertNL070 : Many congratulations Spain. Well deserved.
214 racko : Forlan best player of the tournament. Good decision imho. Müller best young player was a no-brainer, 5 goals and 3 assists. Casillas best goalkeeper.
215 david_itl : How many times am I going to have to say that to send de Jong off was not possible from his position? Can we get over this persecution of the ref for
216 Post contains images Sabena332 : Give it to Neuer, then they have at least something to celebrate for the next 50 years at Schalke! Patrick
217 racko : You may say it as often as you want, but there are 4 officials, all connected via radio. One of them has to see such an obvious red card.
218 aviationmaster : That was merely one of many decisions which he f*cked up. Just some of the critical things he missed: - Not sending off Van Bommel. - Not sending off
219 Post contains images RayChuang : I'm glad Spain won. The Dutch decided to play REALLY rough, dive a LOT and ranted and raved to the referees way too much. Spain fortunately spared us
220 TristarAtLCA : I started the game being fairly neutral as to preferred winners. By half time I was brushing off the Spanish phrase book looking for words of support.
221 mdavies06 : Yes. EK definitely is a winner, and this once again shows just how deep EK's marketing pocket is. I can't for a second even see airlines like (some r
222 Luftfahrer : Really? I think he's been a superb goalgetter, has scored many important and beautiful goals for Uruguay, but that was pretty much it, no involvement
223 LTU932 : Like I said, you could argue that he called that foul very "English". Yes, he did not even get a yellow card for it.
224 Post contains images Luftfahrer : Joking aside ( ), I think Neuer played an amazing tournament. Poised and steadfast in his position, he would also be deserving of the title. Casillas
225 TheSonntag : The game reminded me of Holland - Portugal in 2006. Way too physical. It was a deserved win, Spain was better 120 minutes of the game. They just shoul
226 Braniff747SP : Viva España!! I'm very glad they won.... Big matter of national pride. The game was ugly, but I liked it. Jong (I think that was his name) Should hav
227 PPVRA : Congrats to the Spanish team, they certainly played better. Can't exactly blame them for turning physical--it was either that or the dutch would have
228 PPVRA : Despite that, I think he's a really good ref. Certainly the best or one of the best ones in this Cup.
229 UALWN : Well, if the ref had sent Van Bommel off, Iniesta wouldn't have had to retaliate. Even in the play in which Iniesta fouls Van Bommel, Van Bommel had
230 Post contains images aloges : What a disgraceful match to end a world cup. I was rooting for Oranje before the game, but the outcome is fine anyway. Spain was less undeserving of t
231 Post contains images Lufthansa411 : Well to be fair LH did not directly sponsor the 2006 tournament, but they certainly left an impression by painting those soccer balls on the noses of
232 Post contains images Luftfahrer : It's so bitter for them to be in the final of a W C three times and not taking the Cup home one single time. I feel sorry for our neighbors, it could
233 SpeedBirdA380 : I'm pretty sure they got one player sent off....although I had seriously lost interest in the game by that time so dont ask me who it was..!
234 Post contains images aloges : I think they fouled more often than Spain, but what did that matter in this game...?
235 iakobos : Shame on the Dutch team for producing that anti-football, right from the start. One can be proud by losing in a dignified manner after having done its
236 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : That really was a horrible game. Nothing beautiful about it. But, congratulations Spain. After Portugal went out, we figured we may as well root for t
237 aloges : Yup, Heitinga got his second yellow in the 110th minute.
238 LTU932 : I beg to differ. For me, the worst World Cup final ever was 2006, when Zidane gave Materazzi a headbutt and let himself get provoked. IMO Heitinga sh
239 iakobos : You may, dont be shy. 2006 was not good but the general quality on and off the pitch was higher than this time. Best ones were 1958 (in Sweden) and 1
240 LTU932 : That final would probably not have been possible anyway, not with both winning their groups. For that, either Germany or Spain should have been secon
241 TristarAtLCA : I meant it was something of a puzzle how they ended the first half still with 11 players.
242 Post contains links LTU932 : And on a final note, the logo for Brazil 2014 has been revealed. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/brazil2...0849.html#brazil+2014+taking+shape It's not th
243 Post contains images Arsenal@LHR : Congratulations to Spain, they are worthy winners and easily the best team on the planet. Totally disappointed with the Dutch and their mentality, the
244 sw733 : I would like to give a big "EFFFFFF YOU" to the multiple people around the world, including MANY on a.net, who were convinced that southern Africa cou
245 SKY1 : An Important question, guys ....what do u think about the refree role in this 2010 World Championship? I think FIFA must improve about the refree trai
246 Post contains images aloges : You're very polite. I'm fully aware that this final was a difficult game for any ref, but that notwithstanding I'm amazed by that team's poor perform
247 PPVRA : Yeah quite disappointing, but it could have been worse. South Africa's was very nice. I think FIFA should introduce at least some technology to ease
248 DanVS : Congratulations to Spain, well deserved victory! Definitely much better than the one for 2014. The German logo portrayed happy faces. Most of the Braz
249 alberchico : I must say that the aggressive and dirty tactics of the dutch team were truly disgraceful. What the hell was up with that chest kick ? Frankly they d
250 AR385 : I beg to differ. This has in all likelihood been the worst World Cup ever, in many aspects. Organization, crime, infrastructure, etc. Probably scared
251 Post contains images Mir : They could all be wearing radios.... -Mir
252 alberchico : Umm what crime ?
253 Post contains links mirrodie : Lost a bit of respect for the Dutch when I was how rough they were going at it. Also, too many opportunities went by the wayside for the Dutch as wel
254 MadameConcorde : How about the winning celebrations in Spain? Any reports of how it want? I suppose they all partied until late in the night?
255 AR385 : All the robberies the different networks faced, the teams and the tourists. For example: Hotel room invasions, ATM robberies, street assaults, assort
256 SpeedBirdA380 : Ah yes,now that the beer from last night has worn off I have got my reading goggles back on again....I do apologise. I do hope that Brazil 2014 will
257 Post contains images severnaya : Congratulations to the Spaniards, finally you took revenge for the 80 year war. A fully deserved win, your midfield is one of the best midfield ever s
258 UALWN : You may have been watching a different World Cup. Organization was good, infrastructure couldn't have been better, crime during that month was at the
259 JJJ : I was deeply disappointed with the Dutch team yesterday. How a team with such heritage restorted to all kinds of dirty tactics (hard fouls, pressing t
260 TheSonntag : Yeah, with that attitude you really get popular in the world. Apart from that, the organisation got the job done. Still no comparision to Germany 200
261 Post contains links racko : You saw happy faces, I saw ecstasy pills. By the way, Casillas and his "I'm the world champion, I can do whatever I want moment": http://www.youtube.
262 Post contains images petertenthije : It could have gone both ways several times during the game, but in the end the better team won. So congratulations on Spain. But they did need some he
263 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : I am not sure if any of you saw this. I looked all over the internet and found a video. The "incident" happened at the final. It happened rather quick
264 Post contains images JJJ : Sadly, the image of the match will be this:
265 AirPacific747 : Do you really blame them, after all the criticism? I think South Africa should be proud to have been so successful in its hosting of the World Cup!
266 wolbo : I'm sorry but you must have banged you head against a tree or something to make a comment like that. You could not be more wrong if you tried. South
267 Post contains images Luftfahrer : I agree with some of your points, except for those: ...what atmosphere? The constant noise coming from the vuvuzelas in half-empty stadiums? Only rel
268 Post contains images Sabena332 : This was by far the worst World Cup I've experienced so far. - no real football atmosphere in the stadiums, just these annoying horns - way too many
269 Post contains images severnaya : Do you actually have numbers to back it up? I mean, sure they were not all sold out but I didn't see that many empty seats at the interesting matches
270 Sabena332 : No, I am judging by what I saw and what the tv commentators said. There were way too many empty seats, especially in the preliminary round. I would b
271 Post contains images severnaya : I doubt, as the MAFIfA does not publish bad news, like a well-run communistic ideal state
272 wolbo : Really don't understand where the comments about all those 'half empty' stadiums come from. Seems sometimes we are just looking for negatives (in whi
273 Post contains images Sabena332 : Too bad that there is no sticker with that writing in the FIFA font, I would definitely put it on my car. Patrick
274 EZEIZA : no, but it was strange to see most games being played with some empty seats in the back .. that should never happen ina world cup match! Other than t
275 TheSonntag : Well I do understand that they were pissed by biased critizism, but blatantly ignoring all critics was the wrong reaction, as well. To be honest, I w
276 rogerbcn : Hola! They have just landed in MAD, 14.40 (CET) IB2801 A340-600 EC-LEV, Isaac Albéniz. The newest A346 in IB fleet, delivered in 26 / 01 / 2010. Salu
277 Post contains images severnaya :
278 Post contains images Sabena332 : Thanks for making me and the rest of my office rolling on the floor! Patrick
279 UALWN : This has nothing to do with the organization. And Germany-Spain. But it happened to a similar extend in both Germany and Korea/Japan...[Edited 2010-0
280 TheSonntag : Not true. In germany there were some empty seats, but always less than 1000. All games were sold out and the seats empty were few. In South Africa so
281 IBERIA747 : After reading your post I can only guess that you watched a different match than the one the rest of the world watched last night... Holland has alwa
282 EZEIZA : really? I must have selective memory because I honestly don't remember seeing that, especially in 2006. I do remember this happeneing in the Euro 200
283 severnaya : Oranje formed after the final whistle a row-of-honour where the Spaniards walked through.....do you call that 'bad reaction'? Come on dude, that's sp
284 JAL : Congrats to Spain for a well deserved win!
285 Post contains images TristarAtLCA : No apologies necessary fella. After a few jars I could see that my post may appear to be ambiguous
286 Sabena332 : I just stopped at my local beverage dealer on the way home from work. I couldn't believe my eyes when I entered the store, it was almost empty, there
287 Post contains links AR385 : The incidents were not minor, nor negligible. Teams were robbed in their hotels and their changing rooms. Journalists and TV crews were also robbed a
288 UALWN : Nobody is called Ieniesta. If you meen Iniesta, he is as far from "scum" as anybody could possibly be. He did not make any "terrible foul" on Van Bom
289 TheSonntag : To be fair, the (newly installed) grass on the german fields was bad, as well. I do not hate Vuvuzelas because I hate South Africa (which I don't), n
290 Post contains images aviationmaster : Schweiz = Weltmeisterschaftssiegerbesieger Switzerland beat the World Champions, so I guess that makes us... Deserved to lose? Maybe, maybe not. In th
291 UALWN : I think it's fair to say that one team played way dirtier than the other. And this is what you can read in the vast majority of newspapers outside of
292 Post contains images aviationmaster : That is why I said that the more innocent squad won. Just out of interest; were there many celebrations around Barcelona after the victory?
293 Post contains images aero145 : Made my day, just ingenious. Whose idea was this? Yours?
294 EZEIZA : I think you are both right. i insist that the one to blame for the dirty play is the ref. One thing is trying to fool the ref by diving, but yeasterd
295 UALWN : Apparently there were. Not where I live though.
296 Post contains images aviationmaster : Not really. I got some inspiration from the FC St. Pauli. They were the ones who came up with the "Weltpokalsiegerbesieger" title after they beat FC
297 FLYAWA : Were those SAA Flight Attendants who carried the medals at the final?
298 Sabena332 : No, they were Emirates F/As (or actors dressed as Emirates F/As), Emirates is a main sponsor of the FIFA. Patrick
299 aviationmaster : Nope. They were EK flight attendants. EK is the official airline of the World Cup.
300 david_itl : To all the dweebs harping on at Webb and the failure to send de Jong off , please get it into your tiny minds that HE DID NOT SEE THE FLYING KICK. All
301 Post contains links Sabena332 : Click here for a few pictures. I really like that they pulled this special livery so quick out of the hat! Patrick
302 UALWN : It has been mentioned before, but I'll say it again: there are four referees in the field, who can talk to each other. One of them had to see it and
303 Post contains links MD11Engineer : Well, they actually made a special law, giving FIFA special powers, for the duration of the WC: http://www.saps.gov.za/docs_publs/no...t_Special_Meas
304 iakobos : We should ask for the transcrypt of the CVR. There is a linesman on the side, no ? and possibly two other refs whom could have seen something. Webb i
305 EZEIZA : If he didn't see the kick why was the foul called in the first place? Not only did he see the kick, but he also saw that it should have a yellow card
306 Post contains links FLYAWA : Thanks Sabena332 and aviationmaster, ...You are spot on. www.uniformfreak.com/1emirates.html
307 Post contains images mirrodie : I just saw my brother who shared stories with me as well as photos. We went there without tickets and bought scalped tickets outside the stadium for
308 regupilot : SPAIN! CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD! Congratulations, Alfonso! And every other Spaniard, and everyone who's with the Spanish team. This is a well deserved S
309 Post contains images Beta : Congratulation ESPANA! World Cup Champions! Winning one for the history book! One final and one championship 100% success rate so far. The scary thing
310 TheSonntag : So true. South Africa did a good job, but 90% of all games sucked. Knock-out stage games were better, of course. My Highlights are: Italy-Slovakia Gh
311 UALWN : Agreed. I also had fun in the Japan-Denmark match. And, from my point of view, the best match was Germany-Spain. Or, let's say, the one I enjoyed the
312 Post contains images TheSonntag : While it might not surprise you that I did not enjoy the game, it was a good tactical game...
313 Post contains images MadameConcorde : My question is... what will now be of these beautiful new stadiums in South Africa now that the World Cup is over? Will they be able to fill them with
314 Post contains links and images CPH-R : The same rules (dunno if it was a law) was in place in Germany in 2006 and will be in place in England for the 2012 Olympics (where it will be law).
315 UALWN : It was. And the behavior of the players from both sides was the antithesis of what we later saw in the final.
316 RobertNL070 : The way the Dutch team were being fêted in The Hague and Amsterdam today, you would have thought that they had won the World Championships. Quite obs
317 EZEIZA : being 2nd in the Wc, espeacially after loosing only 1-0 to what many consider to be the best squad in the world .. well, I think they should celebrat
318 Beta : Final review of the 2010 WCup S. Africa Here are my personal nominees for: A. Top 3 most enjoyable teams of the tournament: 1. Germany (easy choice he
319 Post contains images yooyoo : I need some proof before i can believe you
320 EZEIZA : In Gazzetta dello Sport they were actually having a "tournament" of the prettiest girls in the WCm and the final was Holland vs. Argentina. I haven't
321 Post contains images TheSonntag : Have you seen another world cup? Nice list, though, I agree with most. I would not be so harsh on Greece, though. I am very disappointed from Cameroo
322 Post contains images Derico : Obviously the cold didn't help to show skin in this world cup. Brazil will be better, except in far southern locales of the country like Porto Alegre,
323 Post contains links and images Sabena332 : Awesome follow-up of the Nike "Write The Future" commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkNH-RZavms You need to see the original one (in full leng
324 Post contains links AR385 : http://www.elpais.com/audios/deporte...elpauddep/20100721elpepudep_1/Aes/ I thought I would share the above. It is really interesting to listen to. It
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