Showing posts with label World Cup South Africa 2010. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World Cup South Africa 2010. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Paul the Octopus dead, bookmakers relieved

The Late Paul the Octopus

The revelation of this year's World Cup in South Africa, Paul the Octopus has died at the grand old age of two. He came to stardom when he predicted all the results for this year's World Cup correctly. 
"The Tentacled One" as he was later known was able to pick out winners and results that made bookmakers feeling a bit uneasy. It was reported that some bookmakers had even arranged some meetings to discuss about Paul.

There were even supposedly assassination attempts on Paul's life when it became apparent to bookmakers that he is an annoyance and threat to their business.

RIP Paul.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Spanish Are Champions!

San Iker lifts the World Cup...& as usual Sepp Blatter butts in..sheeshh!

The World Cup ended yesterday after a really dramatic final match between the Dutch and the Spaniards. Andreas Iniesta finally ended it all in the 115th minute. Fifteen cards were branded by English referee, Howard Webb with him sending off John Heitinga after two yellow cards.

The win puts Spain as the 8th country to ever win the World Cup and also ends the label that they are bottlers when it comes to the big stage.

Overall, I think the World Cup as an event this time did not lived up to my expectations but in the end, the best team on the planet won. Congrats Spain!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Paul tells who you should put your squids on

Don't be a fool, put your money on the Spanish to win it

Paul the Octopus has predicted that Spain will be the winner in the FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa Final match against Holland.

Paul has a 100% record when choosing the matches where Germany were involved. His predictions were that good that even the bookies were using it to set the odds. 

Let's see whether he maintains his 100% record and I bet your top dollar that he'll fetch a high sum if he is on the money.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Argies got spanked by zee Germans..

Friedrich celebrates his goal with Klose, Muller & Mertesacker

The Albiceleste were royally spanked by the very entertaining Germans in their FIFA World Cup 2010 quarter finals encounter. They were soundly beaten 4 - 0 with goals from Muller (3'), Klose (68' & 89') and Friedrich (74'). Lionel Messi was kept at bay while Tevez although plowing hard as usual could not breach the Germans sound the defence.

A non factor in the World Cup clash

Muller and Oezil again were the main players in the German team but Bastian Schweinsteiger was the one pulling  the strings in the German midfield. He was chosen as the Man of The Match by FIFA. 

This loss might signal the end to Argentinian legend, Diego Maradona's reign in charge of Argentina. However, one good thing came out of this loss, we won't have to see him running through the streets naked as he promised earlier if the team won this year's World Cup.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Kaisan supporter Italy rupanya..

Ini riak muka Kaisan masa kami tengah tengok game Italy lawan Slovakia hari tu.Kecewa betul dia bila Italy terkeluar.

Memang fokus dia tengok game

"Itu pun boleh miss?" Mungkin itu kata Kaisan

Masih terkejut Italy dah terkeluar dari World Cup 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Latest World Cup Results

New Zealand 1 : 1 Slovakia 

Reid equalizes for the All Whites

The Group F opening match was held in Rustenberg. New Zealand scored an injury time equalizer through a header from Winston Reid after Slovakia themselves took the lead through a Robert Vittek header on the 50th minute.

This result puts all the teams in Group F even on a single point after Italy and Paraguay also drew 1:1.

Portugal 0 : 0 Ivory Coast 

 Ronaldo in action

The Group G opening match in Port Elizabeth ended with honors even for both teams. Portugal only had only one real shot from Cristiano Ronaldo's effort that hit the post on the 11th minute.

The drab match also saw the Elephants top socrer, Didier Drogba playing for the first time after fracturing his arm in a pre-World Cup friendly.

Brazil 2 : 1 North Korea

Maicon squeezes his shot in to open the scoring

The Samba kings barely won against a defensive resilient North Korean team. The 2nd Group G match at the Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg saw Maicon opening the scoring on the 55th minute after a boring opening period, which the booing from the crowd almost drowned out the Vuvuzela horns. Elano then added to the score on the 72nd minute.

The 5 times World champions were cruising to a comfortable win when Ji Yun Nam scored for the 105th ranked North Koreans on the 89th minute. This win sees Brazil topping the group followed by Portugal, Ivory Coast and the North Koreans.

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