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Sunday, July 11, 2010


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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, tu gañas:
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Oh yes. Indeed.

Primero Copa mundial.

U2'S "Get On Your Boots":

And K'Naaan's "Wavin Flag:

The lineups:
Spain: Castillas; Capdevilla, Puyol, Pique, Ramos; Busquets, Alonso, Iniesta, Xavi, Pedro; Villa

Netherlands: Stekelenburg; Van der Wiel, Mathijsen, Hetinga, Van Bronchkorst; De Jong, Van Bommel, Robben, Sneijder, Kuyt; Van Persie

1st Half Analysis:
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Spain showed their class in the beginning, and Stekelenburg made another big save in this tournament, denying Ramos the crucial first goal. Ramos also was bright getting past Mathijsen, only for Heitinga to be timely.

After that, Spain could never find the cutting edge. Pedro showed his class, but could never find Villa, as his future teammate at Barcelona could never find the space up top and had to come back in the midfield out right a lot.

Slowly but surely, both Snejder and Robben started to wakeup here, and got their acts together. But no clear cut chance from the Dutch either, and Nigel de Jong was obviously lucky to not get sent off there.

It got more crowded and less attractive as the match went on, and it seems it has the makings of one goal will decide this one. The Dutch, just like the Germans and everyone else, just had to concede the possession to Spain, but van Bommel has to help Sneijder to prove the Dutch with additional creativity in the midfield.

And will Torres come on to help David Villa? We shall see.
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