One must read the autobiography of Pele- 'My Life And The Beautiful Game' to understand and get amazed how this man became a legend from a hopeless darkness called poverty. From a slum kid staying near the railway line to playing a Soccer World Cup at 17 and that too for Brazil, participating in 4 WCs and winning 3. Can anyone imagine any athelete achieving this much glory? During Pele's era, no substitution was allowed. He limped and carried on in 66 World Cup. Let us understand all the circumstances of all the times before making a comparison! Vishwajeet
by JAKE on Jul 13, 2010 10:40 AM
Morning! May be, but the Golden Ball went to Diego Furlan and deservedly so. HE played superb football and conjured up magical goals. David Villa was another star performer.
Re: Holland sent their rugby team 2 play football
by mohan on Jul 13, 2010 09:13 AM
thx bro. sick n tired of this year's final. South Americans play great. Don't know about Brazil this time but Argentina would have played football in the way it should be played.
Re: Re: Holland sent their rugby team 2 play football
by JAKE on Jul 13, 2010 10:06 AM
Holland played a disgraceful game, rough and dirty, fouling at every available opportunity. Even Holland's greatest ever footballer Johan Cryuff blasted his fellow compatriots telling they they played vicious football.
This WC has revelaed that the days of icons and wozards like Pele, Maradona,Ronaldo,Roney is over. it is the abilty to pass through narrow narrow openings preferably by deflection, conserve energy by minimal running.The ball passer be like a radar guided launcher and receiver be like a homing device.Spain had superbly displayed all such qualities and deserved to be the champions. The German we said to be younger. But if you looked at their faces in the seconf half, tiredness,panting and sweating was writ large on their faces but the spainiards looked as if they had recently entered the field. I wish to emphasise one more issue. It is better to acknowledge the names of at least one or more players near "D" who formed the link or chain of passes manifesting in the goal by the final shooter. For instance in the final, role of Fabregas and one more player I could not identify, cannot be undermined in the goal scored by Iniesta. For eg. in cricket they acknowledge names of 2 players in case of Stumping, cought out and run out.
by Opinionated Man on Jul 13, 2010 01:51 PM
neither Rooney nor Rony( Christiano Ronaldo) deserve names beside the other 3, who have performed well for their nation. These 2 have only performed at the club level.
as practiced from everybody for FIFA -2010 world 'CUP' as Individual, team, player, club, nation,................................................. end it was 'AS YOU SOW, SO YOU REAP' that was the reason big names fall down mean 'Glamor selling wont work globally - rooney,messi,... when AM THE KING, NOT SELLING OF MYSELF how can 'Godmans' sorry conmans take my brand being with 'GOD'? its a product with me and you.
In 'BIBLE' its clearly written those are back will be in front on final judging. just see our 'Dear Paul of germany' he is the 'GLOBAL ASTROLOGER' for free todays world, tomo 'COSTLY' astrologer 'I' wish .
KING of Spain - a small humble human being living under 'GOD' s grace.
Re: This world has a
by Sceptic Critic on Jul 13, 2010 08:54 AM
Not GOD's grace. The present King of Spain is living because of the generosity and graciousness of the late Spanish dictator, General Franco who sent his grandfather into exile, and ruled the country for more than 50 years, thereby weeding out nepotism, corruption, etc.
this world cup hasnt been as interesting as the last 1 & even lesser than the euro2008(remember turkey).spain won by their passing prowess which sometimes is sonorific.personally,i like a goal when it is scored by a player after he has foxed 3,4 defenders or by a scorpion,bicycle or reverse kick.but we dont get 2 see such individual brilliance,nowadays.
ironically the "UNBRANDED" matches like the urugvs ghanna & urug vs germany were truly riveting.hope that the fervour created by this wc takes some time 2 die before it is gulped up by cricket again.