New champion in history of World Cup
July 12, 2010 1:13am CST
Maybe it wasn’t a great game to watch. Not unless you’re a big fan of seeing free kicks awarded. The basic facts are that there were a lot of yellow cards, a lot of missed chances, a couple of very good saves, one red card for Johnny Heitinga and one extra time goal from Andres Iniesta to win the game.The Netherlands can consider themselves unlucky that Robben didn’t finish when one on one with Iker Casillas, and possibly unlucky that Heitinga got a second booking for what didn’t look like too much of a tangle with Iniesta. If that hadn’t happened, we’d probably have gone to penalty kicks. But it did happen, and then Iniesta scored, and so the World Cup goes to Spain. This is the process for the new champion of World Cup. After one month's time, we see the winner finally.
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13 Jul 10
congratulations to the winner, even though i turned off the TV before any team could score, sorry I got just bored probably that those two Countries that played are not mine. Maybe it will be different mode if my own country is the one playing, I can cheer and watched patiently..
13 Jul 10
You are trying to understate it... It was a horrible match to watch. One team came to play football and the other team came to hurt the other team!! It was really a bad bad game and the dutch have to take the blame for their ugly tactics. I am very happy that they lost and lost in the extra time just four minutes from the promised land of penalty shootout for which they were playing!! As they say justice was delayed but not denied!! Congratulations to Spain and Iniesta for scoring that wonderful goal. Cheers! Ram
12 Jul 10
I am very optimistic and positive of the match, it is not about missed chance to create a goal but good saves by the goal keeper. Both of them are great keeper and played very well in the long stretch of 130 minutes but in the end there's only one declared winner. Iker is very lucky that they make it first at the back on the net, thanks to Iniesta for a superb goal right at the very end of the second extra time. Fabregas has to be credited as well for his presence of mind and quick thinking in passing the ball at the right moment and right space.
12 Jul 10
While I agree with you that Robben muffed up not one but two golden chances to score and the red card for Hetinga was rather harsh, the foul that De Jong committed on Alonso certainly deserved a straight red and at that stage, had Netherlands been reduced to 10 men, the result may have been different. Very poor match though to watch though if you are a football lover and watching two of the most creative sides in world football.
12 Jul 10
Congratulations to Spain, I think they were the better team, so they deserved it. But all the yellow cards was really getting ridiculous for a while. And I saw at least one situation where a red card would have been in order, but was not given. So yeah, it was a very aggressive and weird game!