We’ve got just two matches left to play in this 2010 edition of the greatest & biggest sports tournament in the world. The surprises were plenty, the heartbreaks galore and the final heroes are to be determined in the next two days. Favourites have died out and withered and some new fans were created. And here we are – almost a month ago from when the tournament kicked off.
The semi-finals were decided by a single goal each, a 3-2 win for Holland over Uruguay and a 1-0 win for Spain over Germany. Most people went for a German victory but Spain have proved to be silent and strong and beating them now is a heavy challenge. Uruguay were a delightful revelation in this tournament and I’m sure that some of their key players may find themselves being sought after by some of the bigger clubs in Europe (those who aren’t already signed). The Netherlands seems poised to write their own destiny and erase of heartbreaks and broken promises of the past; while this squad may not have been their most talented ever they sure seem to be the most united.
We have the little matter of finding out who the 3rd place winner is going to be – and that will be decided later on tonight when Germany face Uruguay. And then tomorrow the Netherlands will face off against Spain in the final and whichever side wins, it will be a first World Cup title for them. Two European sides facing off, which nation will stand alone in the end? Let’s find out.