It is nearly the end of the world cup * sad sad crying *. It has been an enormous amount of fun with all the friggin own goals, penalty kicks, dramatic coaches, heroic goalies and fabulous players (and acting). My only request for the next world cup is that it is held in a time zone that is not six hours behind my country. And that Bafana Bafana actually get INTO the World Cup this time around.
I am pretty sure that Germany will lift the trophy tonight, but I am putting up this post up ahead because I don’t want to jinx my team. Good luck guys!
Miguel Herrera: Mexico
In a game where coaches generally have plenty to say next to the field (a miracle that they can’t get yellow cards), Miguel Herrera stands out as the most entertaining with the highest level of excitement and the funniest reactions of all time. I salute your spirit, sir.
Best Goal keeper
Julio Cesar – Brazil
Julio doesn’t only have extremely lucky genetics, he is also an amazing goal keeper for one of the best teams around. His saves (especially during that penalty kick out), are legendary and when he choked up I nearly choked up. Cesar has unfortunately been removed since two spectacular defeats, although most blame should be heaped on the Brazilian defence, who left Cesar alone exactly seven times during the Germany game.
Guillermo Ochoa – Mexico
Ochoa apparently means stone wall in some language, and man, how appropriate. Ochoa can be credited as the best goalie this World Cup. He held a spectacular number of teams at bay. I think Mexico honestly deserved to go further. They are a really respectable team and I think they just keep getting better and better.
A captain should be a guy that is calm amidst chaos and that carries himself with dignity – who better than the serious faced Phillipp Lahm of Germany?
Most ridiculous hair
There were days in the not too distant past that hair bands were used by lazy girls to hide dirty hair, but it is now used by temperamental soccer players. Introducing Diego Forlan from Uruguay. I really don’t like this guy, his team, or his attitude.
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There are two options regarding Robben’s flighty feet: Harry Potter is in the stands, making him fall deliberately through magic, or Robben is tripping himself with his own dodgy brand of magic. Sadly I think it is the last.
What was your most entertaining moment of the tournament?