Countdown Begins! (Updated)

Tomorrow is Monday. I have to reach work by 10 am and yet I will be staying awake tonight till 3 am!! Pure madness!!

But then that is what FIFA World Cup is all about!! :)

The team I was supporting is out after a shameful defeat. :( And its Oranje* vs Superman costume now :D

Doesn’t Spain’s costume remind you of Superman’s dress? :mrgreen:

The FIFA World Cup Ranking of Netherlands is 4 whereas Spain is at 2. Here are their World Cup 2010 statistics (source The Telegraph):-

Netherlands has scored more goals but have conceded more too. Also they have more yellow cards. So can we expect a bit rough game tonight?

Spain has qualified for the FIFA World Cup thirteen times, but has never won the World Cup. Netherlands has reached three World Cup Finals till date including the present one but has never won too.

After Argentina, I have decided not to support any of the two teams. Is it always necessary to pick a side? May the best team win!! :)

The highlights of the FIFA World Cup 2010 have been

# Waka Waka – The famous Shakira song. She is going to sing her World Cup anthem ‘Waka Waka‘ at the closing ceremony tonight. We Indians could not be left far behind and soon a Mallu version of the song surfaced called “Laka Laka:roll: Why do we need to do that? :???:

# The Vuvuzela :D Blame Freddie “Saddam” Maake for that. He is the inventor of the vuvuzela. You know it emits a single continuous tone of B flat.

# Rooney, Ronaldo, Messi and Kaka being huge disappointments. They all were predicted as major contenders for the Golden Boot**. But now Thomas Mueller of Germany, David Villa of Spain and Wesley Sneijder of Netherlands are in competition of Golden Boot Award 2010.

BTW, didn’t the commentators seem to have fun while pronouncing Kaka’s name? Once in a while during Brazil’s matches, the commentator would go “क्या क्या” :D :D I suspect they enjoyed it!!

# Maradona’s and Pele’s verbal duels. :roll:

# Paul The Octopus who is the new Oracle of FIFA matches :D He has predicted that Spain will win the final match. To see the video of him doing that click here and those who have lived under a rock and don’t know who Paul is click here.

Like any other famous person, he has a rival now!! Apparently Mani, a parrot from Singapore, who has predicted Netherlands will win :)

So in addition to Netherlands vs Spain, it is also Paul vs Mani :D But then Spanish team has Superman costume AND Paul The Oracle Octopus on their side. Who can defeat them?

Which team are you supporting?

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So Spain won the FIFA World Cup 2010 and Paul was right!!

Also it was a rough game as I had predicted :D

Paul Baba ki Jai Ho!

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*In the Netherlands the team is colloquially referred to as Oranje (orange), a tribute to the Dutch Royal Family, the House of Orange-Nassau.

**The Golden Boot Award is given to the top scorer of the FIFA WORLD CUP-2010. The player who will score the most goals will get the Golden Boot Award.

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34 thoughts on “Countdown Begins! (Updated)

  1. Spain!! yay! nice match though! Very thrilling! ;)
    I came in to work at 8!! Left home around 6:45!! Sigh! I’m now extremely sleepy!! :D :D

  2. He he am late here ;)
    Nonetheless, Paul proved himself once again. I was rooting for Germany and hd to settle for the 3rd position :P

  3. I had guessed Spain will win too! :) Though I don’t know the players or the teams well, I just watched the world cup last night to see what the excitement was all about! :D

  4. So the better team won… :) Spain deserved it.. :)

    But why add Kaka and Messi to the list of disappointment… they have done well… their role is not to score goals… they are playmakers…

  5. What a disappointment the match was :(
    I wanted Holland to win to. But well, they missed quite a few super chances (i wanted to kicj Robben’s ass! :D ) and finally, a minute before spain scored, i slept off :D :P
    otal waste, I say. I slept at the meeting yesterday, but thankfully, wasnt caught ;)

  6. Though I am a bit late but the world cup final was super fun. The game started for us at 4 am and I was lucky to enjoy it all on a vacation :D :D
    Amazing it is that the same Octopus in my part of the world is named as ‘Oscar’ and not Paul :razz:

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