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The Beautiful Game

Diego Forlan wins golden ball

Diego Forlan is the winner of the World Cup MVP. If it were not for Forlan Uruguay, he may have not even made the second round. I thought that someone from Spain or Holland would win. But Forlan was...

Eso! Spain

Overall, Spain did deserve to win, but it would have been a lot nicer had they won on less controversial terms. The first half of the game was very dull as Holland had expertly clogged the middle of...

Where in our world are you for the World Cup Final?

The final match of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa between Netherlands and Spain is capturing the world today. Vancouver fans, some here, some there, watch the big game---all over town.

Golden Ball finalists announced

Fifa announced the Golden Ball finalists for the tournament. Leading the list of finalists are Holland's Wesley Sneijder, and Spain's David Villa. The remaining eight finalists are Asamoah Gyan of...

Holland and Spain set for epic battle

Holland is in the final for the third time, but this team has never won the grand prize. Holland shocked many experts when they beat Brazil and now will have to control the midfield. Nigel De Jong...

Holland and Spain will play for the World Cup

Holland were the first team to advance to the final as they beat Uruguay in the first semi final. The Dutch came into this game without holding midfielder Nigel De Jong due to suspension. Uruguay...

World Cup party on Granville for Spain vs Germany semi-final

Spectators watched Spain and Germany playing in World Cup Semi-Final game from green astro turf at Georgia and Granville today. Lunch break brought gathering crowds to listen to...

Brazil/Melo, Ghana/Gyan, and the slender margin between heroic and tragic

In an alternate universe Asamoah Gyan and Felipe Melo are heroic figures for Ghana and Brazil respectively, in our universe their names will be memorable for the sporting tragedy which overtook them t

World Cup: Trying to keep up on the road

Felipe Melo is shown a red card. A disastrous game for Melo who also scored an own goal to bring the Netherlands back into a game they looked certain to lose.

England and Mexico out of the World Cup, officiating and history take centre stage

The family is off on holiday so blogging is becoming more challenging... Not to mention that it was hard to write about England's loss to Germany on Sunday. Over the years there have been many...
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