32 teams... Who will win the cup?
Spain won against our blood brothers, next step Paraguay on Saturday.
@97, yeah, i forgot about spain... and they are pretty close to it, now that they are in the quarter finals.
....presenting the psychic octopus :P
Wonder if its any good at the lotto????
:) yeah, you bet ;)
awesome spectacle in the offing. the QF begin shortly :)
I just put my vuvuzela in the trunk. I'll be rooting for Holland now!!!
Well deserved win!
We have orange vuvuzelas. They go well with the orange wooden shoes ;-)
Go Holland! :)
I didn't expect Holland to win. But they did! It is Brazilian hot (35* Celsius) in the Netherlands right now.
Ooooh, so sad Ghana's out, they might not have been the best team in the world, but didn't they bring fun to the tournament,, :O(
yeah, there was this one pass from the ghana players - he was facing his own goal post near Paraguay's dee area and he made a reverse pass to the striker - it was superb, but, it did not result in a goal. nevertheless, very entertaining football.
this world cup has been unpredictable. but I'm sad that vuvuzelas and poor refereeing marred the cup for me. not to forget the new ball being introduced during the WC - so the strikers haven't been at ease with the new ball (whatever its merits are). its been an ordinary time - I dont blame SA/ hosts for the debacle though.
It will be the singing and dancing and general merriment of the team i shall miss, A bonus was they were getting better at football each match they played. as for the ball, i think the players would have more control with a beach ball, absolute rubbish the things are, it is however said, its a poor worker who blames his tools?
true, there are several such quotes in each culture, like "one who doesn't know how to dance blames the dance floor". but in this case, i'd beg to differ. although the defensive games induced less goals initially, there certainly was uncertainty about the ball. there hasnt been a single banana kick this world cup. very few headers - because the delivery has been spotty (again players being unsure about the ball movement). all in all, this world cup has been a mess by fifa. the blame squarely lies at their doorstep . looks like its more like lack of planning or lack of anticipation of problems, and some really slow reaction or lack of action!
Sad Ghana could move forward... Even Mandela sent a message to the player who missed the penalty telling him he and everyone else are proud of him!
I wouldn't blame Jabulani (the ball) at all. I've heard about a fight between Nike and Adidas and that's what it was all about, business, money, trying to influence the media and, in the end, us.
Robinho said the ball behaved differently, but he was able to manage, just like most skilled player did.
The grass/field were a shame!
Still I will keep the good moments and forget the rest.
does argentina believe in defense ? I am pretty curious after their dismal performance against germany. messi was well marked, and some fantabulous defense by lahm.
Brilliant game, yet again Germany dig deeper than before, a pleasure to watch...
Victory of Spain against Paraguay, three penaties and three hits on the post before a goal... today God was Spanish. Next step Germany in semi-finals.
And Germany will win ? and after that win in the finals.
I have a Dutch brother in law, so I have to support the Netherlands now.
@116 I agree 100% with you there! Think the octopus has it in the bag...
In Spain this is what we wanna do with the german octopus:
OO0000ooooowwww, Now that's nasty, Yeah, but he probably tastes like bockwurst..... Ha ha ha! :o) and that'll get stuck in your throat,,,, Ha!ha,ha......
Don't you use your false teeth when eating bockwursts ?