Skip to comments.Spain wins World Cup
Posted on 07/11/2010 2:07:36 PM PDT by navysealdad
Spain beats Netherlands 1-0 to win the World Cup. Spain's Cesc Fabregas puts Iniesta through in the box and his low shot beats Netherlands goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg for the game's only goal.
To my eye Spain looked the better team throughout, so I’d say the better team won.
Heck of a game. If ever two teams deserved to win one game, this was it.
The German octopus goes 8 for 8.
“Spain beats Netherlands 1-0”
Well I for one was just all aquiver. Okay, maybe not.
Paul, the psychic octopus, is right again!
The Pus is the real story here.........
You’re right. The Netherlands played a very defensive and physical game. Spain showed a lot more skill IMHO. Seemed like every time I looked up at the screen there was a guy in an orange shirt pleading his case to the ref, drawing a yellow card...
Seems that German Octopus is running a far better prediction rate than Nostradamus.... =.=
spain wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the oscar. when does real football start?
Soccer is excruciatingly boring and will never be popular in US. Slow moving and low scoring games adds insult to injury. More popular with liberal/socialist nations....
The officiating in the World Cup has been dreadful and embarassing. The bad call on the free kick, that should have lead to a corner kick for the Netherlands, lead directly to Spain’s goal.
Virtually all games in this Cup have had important goals awarded or taken away by bad calls. Until they institute instant replay or add 3 more referees on the field soccer will never be more than a minor sport in the US....
yawn, another soccer hating person. I like your twist though: like soccer and you’re a liberal.
I thought the officials favored Spain enough to decide the match. Robben was held and deserved a penalty shot; instead they gave him a yellow card. The red card against Netherlands that decided the game was not warranted. The Spanish did play well, but the officiating was decisive.
The world cup in the US still holds the record for highest attendance, and that was in fewer games than they play now. And oh yeah, what’s the most popular sport in Cuba, by the way? I know it ain’t soccer. Now go away, dweeb the adults are talking.
I saw a lot of Spanish players falling down in agony after their shirt was touched, I am a little turned off by a sport where your team totally gains an advantage by acting like a pussies.
NO MORE VUVUZELAS!!!!!!
Very boring...and I must say, the wrong team won!
Too bad though, this seems to be the case these days...
After all, look at who won the Democratic election!
Socker is boring.
"Soccer was invented by European ladies to keep them busy while their husbands did the cooking."
I know where there is a bunch of downcast Dutchmen right now.
Netherlands played like they believed that a good defense would win with no offense, depending on winning by penalty kicks.
Soccer IS a socialist game. Yo play with both hands behind your back...and the officials usually decide the game.
I’ve enjoyed some matches this tournament but that one was just....zzzzzzzzzzz
Guess you don’t like the Duke basketball team.
IMO, the cleat in the chest early in the game should have been a red card. Ugly foul.
The ref sucked. If I was there there wouldn't have been more than 19 players on the field at the end of the game. I mean the guy who just blasted Alfonso (?) with a full boot to the breastbone. Wow! If that wasn't a red card nothing is.
Two years to Euro 2012.
DAMN !! ... I had 2 on the over-under.
This was a slugfest and the outcome was in doubt up until the last minute which is what makes the game so much fun.
And I can guess how rugby was invented. Some English people
were involved in a similar game and one of them finally said:
“Bugger this—I’m running with the ball.”
Now that the “world” cup has ended, can we stop this “one world-global” game BS because Americans dont care about it in the 1st place?
I don't know about that. The ref could have and should have red carded de Jong for kicking Alonzo in the chest.
Webb, the English ref, is a very good ref and I'm betting he didn't want to decide the match at that point, which it probably would have.
Its not like it was the Super Bowl or anything. Soccer is baseball w/o the scoring.
Soccer is for kids who can’t hit the ball.
Too many fouls and too many dives.
But one very nice goal.
Better luck next time Holland.
I think it will be a sad day when the US becomes a soccer power house. Being good at soccer would be like being good at dancing around the may pole.
The important thing is - it’s finally over
But in the eyes of the world this SUCKER is HUGH!!! So I hope in the near future the USA can become a POWER house! Hey, I’m SERIES!! lol!
Now that the Planet Mug is over, can I watch TV without having a swarm of bees in the background?
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