Congratulation ESPANA! World Cup Champions! Winning one for the history book! One final and one championship 100% success rate so far.
The scary thing is this Spaniard team is young enough that I think it has 1 more major tournament win in the near future. And it may go down in history as one of the most dominant team in history. 2014 Brasil might be a Cup too far though.
Also congratulation must be in order for the Dutch team. Congratulation! Team Holland has now officially joined the likes of the Buffalo Bills in the history of sports. 3 World Cup finals appearance and Zero Championship! Yikes! Not exactly the kind of history one wants to make. Arjen Robben will never live down the 2 goal-scoring chances he had.
And props go to me
I'm glad that my earlier personal impression of Diego Forlan's MVP plays in this tournament was validated by people who know eminently more soccer. The guy flats out can play and delivers for his team and country. I would say Forlan was my 1st choice, and Japanese Honda would be 2nd. Honda was pretty good and dependable for his country. Honda is pretty reliable on the road too. One cannot really argue against the quality of Honda, really, whether it's playing soccer, or driving on the road.
Finally props go to the S. African for doing a good job hosting this WCup. It's not their fault that the quality of this World Cup is probably one of the worst in recent memory. The vuvuzelas and Jabaluni ball alone and/or combined effectively droned out any quality soccer in this World Cup. Money, greed, and spectacular stupidity at the top of the sport governance are fast killing it. This World Cup is both historic and forgettable. Historic in term of Africa, but utterly forgettable in term of performance quality.
Now on to 2014, hope the Brazilians will put on a Carnival party and a memorable World Cup.[Edited 2010-07-12 22:36:34]
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