Last nights second semi-final saw new favourites Germany
exit from the competition. So with 32 teams whittled down to just 2, Sunday will see the Netherlands take on Spain
for a crown of World Champions. Never have the 2 sides met before in the World Cup so history is about to be made. Amazingly neither side has lifted the coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy so the world will have a new name in football and the trophy will get new inscription. The current holders Italy
will give up their crown on Sunday 11th at approximately 9.30pm (GMT) barring extra time and penalties.
Lat night game was in truth more intriguing than thrilling. Germany coming into the game full of confidence having scored 4 goals past both England and Argentina in their last 2 appearance must have fancied their chances. Spain on the other hand, hot pre-tournament favourites have not really lived up to the hype and have been average by their standards. The football has been very easy on the eye and the level of skill is plain for all to see, but they have not been dangerous and this was their third 1-0 match they have been involved in this tournament. They are a very organised side however and in truth football won on the night as Spain should put on a better final than Germany. If this young Germany team stick together however, Euro 2012 and the World Cup 2014 could well be there time again, they have real promise.
So to the final, will Spain emulate France of 98’ and 2000 by holding both European and World titles at the same time or will the Netherlands make amends for the 1974 disappointment when Germany won 2-1 to be crowned champions. The Netherlands are hailed as the best footballing nation never to have lifted the trophy, although I am sure Spain would have something to say about that!
One thing is for sure, we will see some excellent football from what have been the 2 best sides in the tournament, both are here on merit and both have a great chance to etch their names in the history books.
World Cup Final Prediction;
Netherlands 1 – 2 Spain