Thursday, July 08, 2010

Celebrations reach a Crescendo !

Sixty two football matches played, last two matches remain in the 2010 FIFA World Cup to complete a month long footballing extravaganza. The tournament has now entered the final phase and the stage is all set at the Soccer City Stadium for the summit clash between the best two teams in this world cup.

The Celebrations will reach a crescendo when the fans from Oranje cheer Viva Holland and Spanish fans rooting for the La Furia Roja to do them proud. This will be one match that every football fan wants to be a part, be it in the stadium, watching the action in the city center on a giant screen, cheering for their favorite in a downtown pub, at their homes on a small TV screen and catching the action on the internet.

In the last 29 days we have seen 62 intriguing football matches where the teams competed on a single goal to lift the cup of joy. It has thus far been an opera of sorts; reigning WC champions Azzuri biting the dust against Slovaks and a continent’s hope shattered after Ghana went out of the QF against a resolute Uruguay. We have heard the Vuvuzvela sound at its loudest for the host nation; the Bafana putting up a brave show. Japan making a mark with the elite football playing nations and Argentina knocked out by Germans; thus ending the cup dreams of legendary Maradona as a Coach.

Each one of us have experienced this world cup and highlighted it in our own ways. Crying for goal line technology from the English, the Jabulani effect for the Goal keepers, fans dancing to the Waka Waka song by Shakira and people waving the flag with Knan's celebration mix. Fantasy games for the internet lovers, Paul the psychic Octopus playing the predictor and emotions for the players when their country’s anthem is played. The Celebrations has now reached the home run. Fans are eagerly awaiting the soccer city clash to see the new FIFA Football World Cup champions.

Come July 11th 2010, we will see a first time FIFA Football WC champion joining as the Eighth Country of WC winning nations and this definitely augurs well for the future of the game. Who will win the cup is nobody's guess? It could be the Oranje succeeding in their third world cup Final's appearance, previous being second best in 1974 and 1978 FIFA Football WCs? or the La Furia Roja shedding the tag of under achievers and emulating West Germany for Euro and FIFA Football WC double?


Anonymous Anoop said...

Not bad.. Spain won after all.. Great show..

6:12 PM  
Anonymous vipinponnanna said...

Well Compiled!!

6:03 PM  

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