Saturday, July 3, 2010

Waka Waka - FIFA World Cup 2010...lets drool......4

Since yesterday night I have been hounded, jeered by friends, colleagues & even my close ones on the loss of Brazil. I had frankly dreamt of a final between Brazil & Argentina this time...... Jugo Bonito vs Albiceleste!!!!
But, as they say.....the best of the dreams go unfounded in the real world......
Yesterday, Brazil lost, & today, Argentina were mauled...completely outclassed by the determined & disciplined Germany.....
Diego Maradona could only grimmace on the sidelines, wishing that he was at least 10 years younger & 30 kilos lesser & fitter.....itching to play himslef & lift the sagging morale of the team.....He had won zillion hearts when he had won the World Cup for Argentina almost single handedly in 1986.....His dream to win the World Cup as a coach, came a cropper......just like Dunga, who had similarly captained Brazil to the 1994 victory, but could not win as a coach.......life indeed is tough!!!!!
As a strategy, the Germans had completely bottled up Messi, & that had closed the supply line of the Argentinian forwards....Tevez, Higuain, Maria et all, kept bumping into the German defense, their attack foiled one after the other. In comparison, the Germans kept playing pressing football, & while leading in the first half by a solitary goal, they pumped in three more in the second half to complete the rout.....probably the worst ever defeat for Argentina in the hands of the Germans.....
 Schweinsteiger, was like an unstoppable engine, taking control of the vital midfield, supplying the forward line & supportng the defense. Along with him were Podolski, Muller, Klose, Lahm, all contributing to this stupendous success.......the country's investment into youth after the last World Cup loss in the semis, has now started to pay dividends.....Coach Joachim Loew, has knitted a really formidable unit. Klose, with two goals today is now second only to Ronaldo of Brazil as the highest goal scorer in World cup.
One feels sorry for Ballack, who watches his team from the sidelines, as he is out of this team due to an unfortunate injury.
The Germans now await the winners of Paraguay & Spain, the last of the quaters. Another mouth watering match in an hour from now.
The Latin Americans are clearly losing the plot in this tournament now. Two of the strongest outfits Brazil & Argentina are out now, with Paraguay unlikely to win against the Spanish armada..... its only Uruguay in the semis.......

The world cup is really unfolding now..... 

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