Sunday, July 11, 2010

A little football on the side?

Later today it will be the short passing game of the La Furia Roja against the possession oriented attack of the men of Oranje in the World Cup Final in South Africa.

Will the Spanish be able to play the skillful game of keep-away they played in the semi-final against Germany or will the Dutch side defend more physically and clog the passing lanes? Both sides have looked out of sorts during this year's tournament, but here they are playing for the ugliest trophy in all of sports.

I predict the Netherlands will suffer a death of a thousand short passes and that Spain will walk off the pitch as champions. In the end I think the Spanish attack will prove too quick and too sublime for the Dutch. The creativity of Xavi and the surgical precision of David Villa will be too much for the Netherlands to overcome.

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