Sunday’s World Cup final is set with the European Champs Spain claiming the final spot. The Spanish team defeated a sluggish Germany squad 1-0 to pull within one step of their first ever World Championship.
Germany was flat and spent most of the time defending during the game. Spain meanwhile, had plenty of scoring chances and was all over the field. They played a very exciting game and used all of their offensive threats to break down the German squad.
But what went wrong with Germany? A team with so much promise and such strong performances throughout the tournament barely even had a decent scoring chance today. The German team was the youngest in South Africa; it’s possible that it was just a case of bad nerves. They have plenty to look forward to in the future but the disappointing finish will sting for a while.
Spain, meanwhile, has barely been making it through each round but when it counted the most, the Spanish team prevailed. Even without the services of Fernando Torres as a starter, this team is full of talented players who are willing to push forward and control play instead of sitting back like Germany did today.
In yesterday’s semi-final match, the final South American team in the World Cup was eliminated and the Oranje tide continues to rise. But how long will this stroke of luck last?
The Netherlands defeated Uruguay 3-2 to secure a spot in Sunday’s World Cup final. The match featured some of the best goals of the tournament and overall excellent soccer. The Dutch are on a huge 25 game unbeaten streak. Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben have been consistently reliable and impressive on the field.
After a month of intense competition, will it be Spain or the Netherlands who comes out on top?
Netherlands 3-2 Uruguay
Spain 1-0 Germany