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Sunday, 11 July 2010

La Roja Gana La Copa Mundial!

My roommate is very pleased that Spain reigned supreme! She bet months ago they would take home the gold and has won 3 times what she put in.  I am glad someone got something out of the Final.  I was completely out of it emotionally.  The game was absolutely horrendous! Terrible many unexploited chances and a whole load of ridiculously dangerous and petulant play.  And it took the Dutch being handicapped, going down to ten men for Spain to be able to convert.

I am happy for Casillas, he's really one of the best goalies ever.  His good looks have nothing to do with it.  And I am a sucker for men who cry with pure emotion at at least this time it was not painful like when Gyan was reduced to tears. The Spanish did have more convincing shots on goal. I particularly Sergio Ramos's two header attempts (again focusing more on the looks of the person to try and get my temperature rise to fever pitch) and having Paul the Octopus on their side didn't seem to hurt either.

However I have been left unsatisfied.  What a anticlimactic end!!!!!  I feel really bad for the Dutch.  They didn't handle themselves well, they let themselves be sucked into into Spain's play.  This game was very reminiscent of the '06 Final, with Spain using dodgy psych tactics, though not as dirty as Italy's and with the Dutch getting red carded as did France, although not in as dramatic a fashion, leading them to lose the game, though thankfully not in penalties!

In the end the team who wanted it more won.  Will recap the World Cup when I have let this marinate and I am in a more reflective mood...And I am also giving interneters enough time to update so I can find me some photos or possibly footage of Nadal watching the match he he he he...

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