Red Bulls vs. Orange Lions??

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - - 1 Comments

Defeat of Germany this early morning mark the end of World Cup 2010 semifinals, and opened a new gate of championship to two European teams remaining in final two, Spain and Netherlands. In today's early morning match, Spain ended up Germany's run to the finals through a 74th-minute header by Puyol, 1-0, made themselves into finals. The EURO 2008 champion has neither been into the finals since 1950 nor winning the World Cup itself.

In 4 December 2009 world Cup 2010 draw, Spain placed in Group H. Spain lost its first group stage match against Switzerland, 0–1. In their second match they defeated Honduras by 2 goals from David Villa. On 25th June they played against Chile, they won 2–1. They advanced to the knockout stage to defeat Portugal 1–0, reaching the Quarter Finals, in which they defeated Paraguay 1-0, scoring off of a goal by David Villa who put the ball in the back of the net after Pedro struck the ball off the post, reaching the Semi-Finals.

Meanwhile, their to-be opponent, Netherlands, beat Uruguay 3-2 in the semifinals where the goals were by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, Wesley Sneijder & Arjen Robben. The Dutch team went on to secure a 100 percent record in their World Cup 2010 qualification campaign, winning all eight games and becoming the first European team to qualify for the World Cup.

Alongside Denmark, Cameroon and Japan, the Dutch was placed in Group E. On June 14 the Dutch won 2–0 against Denmark in their opener at the World Cup. On June 19th they then beat Japan 1–0 with a goal from Wesley Sneijder. They were the first team to qualify for the Round of 16 after a 2–1 victory from Denmark over Cameroon. In the first knockout round they faced Slovakia. At the end it was 2–1 victory after goals from Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder. The conceded goal came in injury time from a penalty taken by RĂ³bert Vittek. They advanced to the semifinals with a 2-1 victory over the favoured Brazilians on July 2, 2010. Brazil, who had held a 1-0 lead at the half, was the favourite to win the cup, had never lost in 37 World Cup matches (35-0-2) in which they had held a halftime lead.

Both teams will be preparing for the final run to grab the World Cup, but is it either the Bulls or the Lions will be the most fierce enough to grab the throphy?

But of course I have to support my favourite team...Spain!!

Vamos Espana!!!

Let us see the the FIFA World Cup 2010 Finals, 12 July 2010, 0230 at the Johannesburg - Soccer City Stadium!!

p/s : Will Paul the famous octopus will change the results by lying on any of these two nation's flag?? I don't think so, it is not the one that make the kickoff anyway huhuhu....

Waka Waka ~~

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Valerie Binati said...

go spain! go spain!