The star teams of the Netherlands and Spain are facing each other in South Africa 2010 World Cup final Sunday night.
The match, which will produce a brand-new new world champion that has never held the title before, will take place at 9:30 pm local time on the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, after Saturday night when Germany beat Uruguay 3:2 in the match for the third place.
The 2010 World Cup final is historical not just because it will add a new nation to the teams that have won the trophy but will also mark the first time that an European country will win the title outside of Europe....
This is my brief report from the aquarium.
I am surrounded by friendly octapae with names like Paul, Paolo, Pavlo, Pavlito, Pauletta and Paula. We have a consensus and it is: Spain.
Enjoy the game with the assurance that its outcome is already predetermined.
Just to throw a bit of doubt to make things interesting.
The story goes that Paul the Octopus had predicted wrong the Euro Germany vs. Spain in 2008. He predicted then a Germany win but his mistake was attributed to inexperience. At the time Paul was six months old and usually octopae live for about 2.5-3 years. So, now Paul is old and wise @ 2.5 years and the little sad part is that he is not going to be around for the next World Cup.
So here it is for the friends of Holland. There is a possibility that Paul might be wrong but try telling this to an older man.
Holland will be crowned world champions tonight finally ending their World Cup jinx..the 12000km convoy drive from Holland to South Africa by die-hard Dutch fans will be rewarded with the cup which in my opinion they should have to display to all on the long drive home, their sheer devotion to a team that have done them proud has been .truly inspirational. MJC
I second Bill's opinion. I have no pony in this race. I am just making light conversation and I wish an entertaining final. Spain is the European champion until dethroned. And since this is a European final(the logic goes).....Paul must know something.
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