World Cup 2010: Championship

Saturday, July 10, 2010

 

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World Cup Final: The Orange Army vs The Red Fury

So we are finally here! The culmination of soccer worldwide comes down to this Sunday as Spain square off against the Netherlands.

Keep in mind that this may be the last World Cup ever (considering the world may bite the dust in 2012). Therefore, you might as well empty out your savings and head down to South Africa.

If that’s not feasible then watching it here will do as well. So head to the bars early this Sunday afternoon, because just about every one of them is sure to be full.

 

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Netherlands

The Netherlands have been looking great all tournament. The Dutch showed that they are willing to grind it out for the whole game in order to secure the victory.

The Netherlands play tough and will need to continue to do so. They have retained their undefeated win streak making it now up to 6 games in South Africa, and 10 overall.

Wesley Sneijer is tied with Villa at five goals for the World Cup. Sneijer and Arjen Robben are key to the Dutch taking an advantage in this one.

While the Netherlands have made two appearances to the World Cup final before, they have yet to come out on top.  They can smell the glory now. Can they make it happen for the first time ever?

 

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Spain

The Spaniards have finally got the ball rolling. Like it was mentioned in the Semi-Final preview, Spain was playing well but not to their highest ability. They sure managed to kick it into gear against the Germans.

They will look to keep this momentum going on Sunday. Spain continues to do what they do best, and that is control ball possession. They will continue to attack hard as they have done throughout the tournament. 

This is Spain’s first world cup appearance and they want to take advantage of it. David Villa, who has scored every Spain goal except two, will look to make even more history by being the tournament’s leading scorer.

These boys will certainly give it all for their country (and Queen Sofia) come this Sunday. No team has ever won the World Cup after losing its opener, as Spain did. Let’s see if they can break the tradition.

 

               Netherlands vs. Spain – July 11 @2:30 (ET) on ABC

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These teams are very capable and have been battle tested on both sides of the field. You really couldn’t ask for a better finale because they have equally proven a worthy foe for each other.

This is the first time since 1978 in which both teams in the final have yet to win a championship.

Winning the World Cup practically makes you a god in your country, and no one remembers 2nd place.

 

         Soccer City will be filled with a fiery sea of red and orange as the whole world watches this Sunday.

 
 

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