World Cup

Jul. 12th, 2010 02:55 pm
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That's the World Cup over for another four years. I may have rediscovered my enthusiasm for football. I was keen up to about 1999. I've been put off by the huge amounts of money involved, and by so many teams having so many international players that they lose their national style.

I was sad that Uruguay lost to Germany. Fourth place wins nothing. Forlan was so close to getting an equaliser right at the end. It was an entertaining game with good goals from Cavani and Forlan. I think Forlan well-deserved the Golden Ball. Uruguay were unpopular here because they beat South Africa 3-0, but more because they knocked out Ghana, the last remaining African team. Suarez was booed all the time.

For the final I was neutral to start with, but I liked the way Spain played so I supported them. My favourite player was Sergio Ramos, a good attacking defender. It was a scappy, bad-tempered match. I thought the ref needn't have handed out so many yellow cards.

I wonder how much Gemany and their opponents were influenced by Paul, the octopus? My nephew reckons Paul chose the flags with the most red in them.

World Cup

Jul. 7th, 2010 11:37 am
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Wah! I wanted Uruguay to win because I like them. They played well, but the Netherlands played better. It was an enjoyable match.

P.S. Uruguay have two good-looking players with long hair: Diego Forlan and Edinson Cavani. Check them out! (They are not the reason I supported Uruguay, just a bonus!) 


Diego Forlan
 

 
Edinson Cavani

World Cup

Jun. 24th, 2010 02:46 pm
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Well, Australia's out, but only on goal difference. Last night's game between the Socceroos and Serbia was exciting. Both teams had to win so they attacked and played creatively. I'm sorry Serbia's out as well.

South Africa beat France to save our pride. France was a disgrace.

A colleague and her family are going to the Netherlands vs Cameroon game today. Cameroon are out, but hopefully they will play well for the sake of pride, though I want the Netherlands to win.

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