Football World Cup Final thread

July 12th, 2010 at 6:15 am by David Farrar

For those who are up and multi-tasking.

I am backing the Netherlands, but expecting Spain to win.

UPDATE: Spain wins 1-0 with two minutes left of extra time. They started the tournament as favourites so the bookies will not be as happy as the Spanish.

UPDATE2: This also means that the All Whites can take some pride in being the only team in the World Cup that never lost a game.

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33 Responses to “Football World Cup Final thread”

  1. Viking2 (10,738 comments) says:

    Gees David, you’re here b4 me. Wow

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  2. Pete George (21,828 comments) says:

    I’m quite neutral on this result, both are deserving of their place in the final, may the best team win (hopefully not from a penalty shootout).

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  3. Zapper (845 comments) says:

    The ref is going card crazy early….but some very poor tackles going in too.

    Took me 15 minutes to be able to see the TV at 4:30am…could be a long day

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  4. David Farrar (1,812 comments) says:

    Half-time and 0-0. Not great so far.

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  5. Zapper (845 comments) says:

    The Dutch know they’re not the better side and are kicking Spain all over the place, illegally.

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  6. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,787 comments) says:

    Netherlands has some good players:

    Van Pursey
    Iron Robin
    Van Der Fart

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  7. Pete George (21,828 comments) says:

    A messy game, and the experience isn’t helped by the commentary, I’m interested in the game, not an entire history of every soccer game and player, that is more over the top than the ball.

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  8. dad4justice (7,406 comments) says:

    What a foul game, the ref books more than a keystone cop attending a boy racers gathering.

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  9. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,787 comments) says:

    Full credit to both teams.

    Football was the winner at the end of the day.

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  10. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,787 comments) says:

    Extra time. Golden goal applies.

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  11. David Farrar (1,812 comments) says:

    Into extra time. 30 minutes of that and then a penalty shoot out.

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  12. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,787 comments) says:

    Red Card for Heitinga

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  13. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,787 comments) says:

    Goooooooooaaaaaaaaaallllllllll

    Spain wins.

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  14. David Farrar (1,812 comments) says:

    Yep Well done Spain.

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  15. James Stephenson (1,885 comments) says:

    Awsome. The only undefeated team at the WC? The All Whites!

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  16. Inventory2 (9,791 comments) says:

    Spain wins, and the All Whites are the only team to have left the World Cup unbeaten. File that little fact away for future Quiz Nights!

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  17. MikeE (555 comments) says:

    Cthulhu correctly predicted the world cup, I’m worried now.

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  18. bearhunter (859 comments) says:

    God that was awful. Worst final since 1990. I can’t believe the Dutch decided to try to clog their way to victory.

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  19. Simon (613 comments) says:

    That is right the finals are on. Well done kiwi blog completely forgot.

    Spain vs Holland. The story of this world cup is how the All White juggernaut destroyed all teams and Spain & Holland are in finals because they didn’t play the All Whites.

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  20. Inventory2 (9,791 comments) says:

    @ Bearhunter – I doubt that any speaker of Spanish will care one iota about the quality of the match. At the end of the day, all that counts is that the Spanish team is the European AND World Champion.

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  21. Caleb (465 comments) says:

    shame on the dutch, ruined it for me.

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  22. Brian Smaller (3,915 comments) says:

    Cthulhu correctly predicted the world cup, I’m worried now.

    I always thought that Cthulhu was a poof and his support of soccer show it. Now, on the other hand, I can’t wait to hear Yog Sothoth’s predictions for the RWC next year.

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  23. Manolo (12,641 comments) says:

    Viva Espana, gran y merecido campeon del mundo de futbol 2010!

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  24. bearhunter (859 comments) says:

    IV2: I know, depressing ain’t it? I find it annoying because the rest of the competition was quite entertaining, upsets everywhere and some sublime football, only for it to be ruined for all but the 46million Spaniards watching by a final containing the most cynical team since the Italians of the 80s.

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  25. RKBee (1,344 comments) says:

    Oli Oli

    oh lay oh lay… Hot Hot Hot.

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  26. wikiriwhis business (3,302 comments) says:

    Anyone trust the squid at the TAB?

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  27. Zhumao (401 comments) says:

    All in all I think it has been a fantastic world cup. I was supporting the Netherlands so a bit disappointed for them, but for me the drama over the past few weeks has been awesome, and something at a level that is not the case for any other sport.

    I agree with Pete George in one respect – the commentary has been atrocious – bordering on the imbecilic. The guy simply tells us over and over again the most mundane, irrelevant, uninteresting details about the players, like ‘Puyol is an extremely intelligent fellow – he likes yoga” …huh???

    The dude also stated the obvious over and over again.

    Where were the great commentators of before like Brian Moore and John Motson?

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  28. kaya (1,360 comments) says:

    Excellent World Cup, but – statistics, statistics blah blah.

    The All Whites, only undefeated team at the World Cup, brilliant. Statistics, the All Whites, least number of shots in the tournament, least number of passes in the tournament, well done the All Whites but let’s keep it in perspective eh! Gotta hate those statistics!

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  29. Hurf Durf (2,860 comments) says:

    Anyone trust the squid at the TAB?

    It didn’t hurt. :D

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  30. kaya (1,360 comments) says:

    Fuck the politics quiz DPF! – World Cup quiz here.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/fifa-world-cup/news/quiz.cfm?c_id=524&qna_id=76

    10 out of 10, 44 seconds. Heh!

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  31. Dirty Rat (504 comments) says:

    Kaya

    you’re a twat

    you must fucking hate New Zealand

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  32. John Ansell (861 comments) says:

    All Whites – unbeaten in World Cup finals matches since 1982. No other finalists come within 28 years of us.

    Now if we can just rejig the rules to give ‘not losing’ a higher status than winning.

    (It’s called Down Under Logic, folks.)

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  33. eszett (2,272 comments) says:

    # John Ansell (559) Says:
    July 12th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    All Whites – unbeaten in World Cup finals matches since 1982. No other finalists come within 28 years of us.

    Now if we can just rejig the rules to give ‘not losing’ a higher status than winning.

    (It’s called Down Under Logic, folks.)

    Well, they still did better than you, John, you lost, they drew.
    Don’t be bitter about it.

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