Trying to end the confusion most Americans have about that little country by the North Sea called Holland…uhh The Netherlands?
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With Germany beating Uruguay 3-2, the only conclusion of a hugely successful world cup soccer in South Africa will be tomorrow’s finals between Spain and the Netherlands. Don’t let octopus Paul fool you.
As the Dutch National Soccer Team qualifies as first team for the finals in the World Cup, a sixty year old soccer doodle becomes world famous. Hup Holland Hup, here is your chance to sing it.
Germany crush Argentina (4-0) while Spain are the lucky ones to advance over the Paraguay team (1-0) to the semi finals World Cup Soccer in South Africa. The Dutch will meet Uruguay in Durban while the Germans will battle the Spaniards in Cape Town to reach the Finals in Johannesburg on July 11.
The Netherlands will take on Brazil in the quarter finals after Slovakia and Chile respectively were ousted from the World Cup Soccer tournament in South Africa.
Germany and Argentina move on to the Quarter Finals in Wold Cup Soccer South Africa 2010 leaving England and Mexico empty handed. And what a day it was.
Uruguay and Ghana reach quarter finals in hotly contended games beating respectively South Korea and the United States under watchful eyes of ex-President Clinton and Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones).
Portugal and Brazil will meet up and there won’t be a Language barrier between the two. I hope the referee speaks Portuguese else he will miss out the verbal serious fun of this game, while Spain and Chile will have their “Spanish entertainment”. The seriousness of both games will stir emotions on all 4 sides that will border on the rivalry of the past, yet determine the outcome of this World Cup soccer event.
US and England Advance and rivals Germany will meet the British while Denmark and Japan will fight over the last spot in Group E and Italy, New Zealand, Slovakia and Paraguay all still need to determine who is advancing and in what position in Group F.
Uruguay beat Mexico 1-0 but both go on to the last 16, while the other game in Group A between host South Africa and France saw South Africa win routing out the French 2-1 being one of the Champion contenders. However the South African win was not enough the warrant a place in the last 16. The “Bafana” can keep their heads high although it is the first time in history that the host country is not advancing to the next round.
After yesterday’s Portugal trashing North Korea with a 7-0 win, Spain’s 2-0 win over Honduras and Chile’s 1-0 win over Switzerland, the final stages of the Group matches in A & B are beginning today. Enough uncertainty in both groups should make the battle grounds interesting today.
The Italians created chance after chance but goal keeper Paston (NZ) seemed unbeatable today. A beacon of calmness in the defense, he kept his net clean with the exception of a penalty that would have all but eliminated the Azzurri if Vincenzo Iaquinta hadn’t converted the questionable chance from the penalty spot.
The Dutch advance, The Danes hang-in, Cameroon eliminated and Ghana Group leader over the Germans. The surprises keep on mounting in this South African World Cup 2010 spectacle.
Day 8 was one to forget for two of the Europe’s powerhouses as Germany lost and England drew while slow-starting USA staged a memorable fightback.
Argentina marches on to last 16, South Korea retains continuation of their World Cup dream, Greece reloaded their chances by virtually eliminating Nigeria while the Mexico’s “subs” El Tri put the French World Cup dreams in ghost town.