In a game that will be remembered more for the thirteen yellow cards and less for the football, European Champions Spain edged out Holland in the World Cup final. An Andres Iniesta strike in the dying moments of extra time was enough for Spanish to be crowned champions of the world.
The much awaited final of the World Cup sees the Dutch flair pitted against the Spanish Armada in what promises to be an high octane match. TheHardTackle's Prasanna Venkatesh gives a detailed preview of the game.
Germany became the first team in world cup history to finsih 3rd in two back to back world cups. Uruguay put up one more heroice performance inspired by Diego Forlan.
Uruguay fought tooth and nail in the game. They even went ahead at one stage in the second half. A last second effort saw the ball crashing with the crossbar.At the end, goals apiece from Müller, Jansen and Khedira helped Germany defend their third place successfully.
The England squad failed to live up to their expectations in the World Cup, a very familiar sight for football fans the world over. TheHardTackle's Somnath Sengupta declares that fans have been been misguided by the English media into thinking that the Three Lions had a good team, while in reality England never had a chance.
The two losing semifinalist nations, Uruguay and Germany, will lock horns for pride in the third place play-off to be played at Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth. TheHardTackle's Karan Yadav previews the exciting encounter.
TheHardTackle's Debapriya Deb sums up all the actions from Germany v Spain second semi final encounter - which saw Spain book their maiden World Cup Grand Finale appearance with a clinical 1-0 victory.
A combination of brilliant execution of tactical football, maintaining the ball possession, ruthless pressing football and the indomitable presence of Carles Puyol on both the penalty boxes ensured La Furia Roja's first ever qualification to the final of the World Cup football. TheHardTackle's Arnav Bose provides a detailed summary of the second semi-final game.
In a match made in footballing heaven, Germany take on Spain in the second semifinal in a repeat of the Euro 2008 final. Germany will be looking for revenge and a shot at their fourth title while the Spanish will be hoping to qualify for their first World Cup final.
The first day of semi-final saw the dazzling Oranje reach their 3rd world cup final ever. A dogged performance from an under-strength Uruguay couldn't unsettle the Clockwork Orange