The FIFA world Cup started off quite smoothly for me being an Argentina fan, it was a comfortable situation for all Argentinean fans. Being touted as one of the favorites to win the tourney! But little did we know that we were in for a shock in the quarterfinals.
FIFA world cup 2010 has been a world cup of shocks, specifically for the South-American Giants. Until the pre-quarterfinals it seemed to be quite even on Continental comparisons with Europe, but soon the scenario changed and all the South American teams were one after another knocked-out by their European counterparts. Speaking of Europe there had been shocks upfront in the group stage for them. Defending champion Italy and also one of the favorites France were beaten badly by the weaker teams.
Talking of Europe brings into mind a team which has clearly surprised many by its Defensive line, tactical ability and also its goal scoring form. Spain for a change has knocked most teams dead this time around in the world cup. Starting off its journey with a loss against Switzerland they have recovered almost unimaginably to book a place into the finals beating Germany in a wonderful match. Another European surprise package has been Netherlands, Beating Brazil 2-1 in the quarterfinals was only a dream beforehand but they came they saw and they conquered the mighty Brazilians. It all boils down to one match, the finals between Spain and Netherlands. We are assured of having a first time champion ! How cool na ?
2010 World Cup final SPAIN V/S HOLLAND ! Whose side are you in?