Congratulations – Malaysia Boleh!!!
There is no better closing for 2010 than this…
Congratulations! Malaysia winning the cup for the first time in 21 years. Will we see the start of great things for Malaysian football? Photo source: The Star.
P.s. Stupid of the government to declare holiday for the win – they never think before they announced? It had created havoc many of planning set on 31.12.2010. Damn!
(Swiss’ lonely goal due to a series of blunders by the Spanish. Image source: AP Photo/Roberto Candia. More pictures here)
World Cup 2010 certainly is providing a lot of upsets. Almost everyone in the office thought Spain will just bulldoze over the “weaker on the paper” Swiss but the other way around happen instead!
I just wished Spain could have pulled one back – I would have been a very, very happy man but sadly that did not happen.
(The kick that pulled one back from the Brazilians. Image source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez. More photos here)
Brazil is expected to win – that is one fact that we cannot deny but what we cannot determine for sure is by what margin.
A colleague of mine said that Brazil will win by 6 to nothing. Another said Brazil will win by 5 to nothing. What were my colleagues thinking when they said this? That Brazil was playing against Malaysia in some friendly match?
No, they were not – they were playing an elusive, shrouded with secrecy, unknown calibre and skill team from the North. I would not surprised if last words from the North Korea’s Supreme Leader to the team before they leave to South Africa would have been – “make a big mark in the World Cup or else you will be facing the firing squad”
So, it is not a surprised when Brazil were made to work hard for the goals and only managed to pull two goals and the North Korea (probably still remembering the Supreme Leader’s words) did not give up and still managed to pull one back at the 89th minute!
The final score 2-1 was however enough for me to win something to cover my expenses for the weekend. Way to go North Korea!
In case you missed this during the Argentina – Nigeria match…
(Maradona after his team one up – note his hands. Image source: (AP Photo/Luca Bruno). More photos here)
Maradona with watches on both hands!
By the way, the Nigeria goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama was a class on his own against the agile, fast and skilful Argentines. We should have been at least 5 up against the Nigerians – damn!