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FIFA World Cup 2010- analysis prior to the semi finals


No one would have expected the thrashing Argentina would face against the Germans nor would anyone have thought that Uruguay would reach the semis after. But the facts are there and we have to live with it. Spain with a Barcelona style of play lost its first match against Switzerland but nevertheless made it to the semi finals. The task is huge but not impossible. Germans play fast and precisely while the Spaniards construct their play slowly but surely. The inability of Torres to reach his top form for the tournament is a major headache for the team as a whole. However there are many other players who could replace him and this could be the way to go if they are to succeed against this young though very strong German team. As for Holland, they seem to be on target to reach the final, being fresher and with Uruguay having its top scorer out. Forecast for the two semis: Holland 2- Uruguay 0, Germany 2 Spain 2 after normal time and Spain winning on penalties

  1. Veekesh
    July 4, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I was really hoping for Ghana to go through. Shame, the ball was unsportingly prevented from landing into the net by a hand ball.

    The last second penalty for Ghana should have allowed the first African team into a world cup semifinal. Anyway, it shows that the pressure is just incredible once you reach that level.

    Better luck next time for african teams.

    With Brazil and Argentina out, the favourite is now Spain. But with so many shocking surprises so far, I dare not pronounce who will win. Who knows for sure anyway!

  2. Avijeet
    July 5, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Based on what we know of football ..agree with you..
    Still I would not go against Paul the german octopus!
    http://www.nesn.com/2010/07/paul-the-german-octopus-properly-predicts-fifth-straight-world-cup-match.html

    Its whatever he says!

    Got a hunch Holland will have a lucky win in the final..we’ll see.

  3. veekesh
    July 9, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    and Mr Paul, the octopus is once again correct.
    Let’s hope the germans do not decide to eat him for pedicting german loss against spain. But at least he has predicted third place.
    There is a parrot who has predicted holland win in final … the opposite as paul.
    This is becoming a zoo

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