World Cup Jerseys Final Closing Ceremony Shakira Keeshenka Pillay Netherlands vs Spain Prima or Ole

World Cup Jerseys Final Closing Ceremony Shakira Keeshenka Pillay Netherlands vs Spain Prima or Ole

World Cup Jerseys The Final Game The Closing Ceremony Shakira and Keeshenka Pillay and top African Artists Netherlands vs Spain Prima or Ole?

Is it irony or is it irony? The Dutch settled in the Cape on April 6th 1652 and establsihed their kindom in Cape Town. Now on July 11th the Dutch settles in Soccer City and establish their world wide dominion in soccer. Once again South Africa is the place where the Dutch makes their mark.

Soccer City South Africa is the only place where 90,000 people are sweating in winter; it is the sweat of absorbed performance anxiety (APA). Not even Shakira and eight year old Keeshenka Pillay could bring calm to their spirits. In fact they just made things worse with their gyration to the African beat. Men and women, this African thing is infectious. The African smile is not a put on; it is a permanent fixture. The people are all smiling or is it an anticipatory grimace? The beat is fun, electric, exciting, encouraging, inviting, joyous!

The South African beloved President, Jacob Zuma thanks Sepp Blatter, FIFA and South Africans for a perfect Worl Cup Tournament.

The moment has finally arrived. The stadium is packed. Everyone is on edge on their seat. The vuvuzelas go berserk. The crowd is delirious with delight. Black and white, national and foreigner, soccer expert and soccer novice are all crammed into Soccer City. The air is electrified with expectation. Everyone takes their seat and shouts quietly to the person seated next to them, “Do you think that our team will win?”

They came from near and far, they came from the east and the west, north and the south and some even came from out there. They sported the jersey of their team. They dressed in the national colors of their nation. They moved frequently to keep up with their team. They had to change hotels and catch a flight like they were just going downtown on a bus ride. Paying for a plane ride in dollars felt like paying for a matinee at the movies. When last indeed were things so cheap?

Well now the end is near. Finally the Netherlands appear on the field and then it is Spain. The crowd cheers and it feels like being crazy is the new normal. The vuvuzelas, the vuvuzelas is driving me nuts. The players cannot hear the whistle. They have to ask the crowd to be silent during the playing of the national anthem of Holland and Spain respectively.

And then the game begins at an electric pace. Spain is first to draw blood through a Andres Iniesta, Xavi and David Villa move. Luckily they fail to score. And then the Netherlands winning warriors wage war on Spain, relentlessly. Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder and Captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst put a Dutch plan into action and they have scored two goals in quick succession. It was as if the Spanish team took a momentary siesta. Sham, Spain never recovered.

The Netherlands are the new holders of the coveted FIFA Soccer World Cup.

So long South Africa, adios, wederom! We will be back. Thank you for your humungous hospitality. FIFA World Cup salutes every South Africa for a perfect stay. It was as if crime went to sleep for a month. Lets hope it will stay in a state of perpetual slumber.

Switzerland upset photos

Switzerland upset photos

That is when Gelson Fernandes scored a goal. It was during the second half (in the 52nd minute) and with it Switzerland pulled off their very first win against Spain.

Fans may not realize that Spain has only ever lost two games out of the last fifty played and they even had a winning streak going of twelve straight wins in a row.

This major upset makes the FIFA 2010 World Cup all the more exciting and nerve racking for fans, both those who were there (there were 62,000 at the match) and those watching at home.

San Francisco residents watching noted that Spain dominated the offense with 25 shots on goal with the Swiss having had only 9. The Spaniards also controlled the ball almost 75 percent of the time.

The only cards to be issued during the game were against the Swiss (four yellow cards).

San Francisco resident and major FIFA 2010 World Cup fan, Francis Witham, watched the game on ESPN. “That was definitely a major upset. You were sitting on the edge of your seat from that moment on until the end of the game.

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Shakira in closing ceremony

Shakira in closing ceremony

JOHANNESBURG It’s the sporting event on everyone’s mind. It’s the FIFA World Cup final 2010 with Spain vs. Netherlands. No matter who wins, the organizers are promising viewers a spectacular closing ceremony that’s going to be high tech. It will have pop star Shakira performing, compared to the more traditional African based ceremony which began the tournament with the world’s eyes watching.

Jermaine Craig from FIFA’s organizing committee told press that the show on Sunday at Soccer City will be “more youthful and a bit more technologically advanced” compared to the opening ceremony on June 11. local time in South Africa, that’s two hours before the final match, which will be watched by millions around the world, kicks off.

Shakira, the pop star from Colombia, will sing the official anthem of the tournament, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).” Shakira sang the same song at a June 10 concert for the World Cup in Soweto.

Will San Francisco residents be watching the closing ceremony?

“Absolutely,” says World Cup soccer fan and San Francisco resident, Francis Witham. “It’s been a very exciting few weeks. There have been quite a few surprises. Teams have been knocked out that many thought would win. Now it’s time to see who are the champions in the FIFA World Cup in 2010.”

San Francisco residents can follow the World Cup final on ESPN or at any of the sports bars around the city or they can follow news updates on local San Francisco station, KTVU. KTVU news comes on locally at 5pm, 6pm and 10pm.

Nearby Google, based in Mountain View, not far from San Francisco, is getting in on the act. The Google homepage is showing a FIFA World Cup Final picture today.

The two teams, Spain and Netherlands, have met each other on 9 previous occasions with the results being an equal number of wins of 4 each and the 9th one a draw, reports the BBC. Netherlands did reach the championship round in 1978 but Spain has never yet played in a World Cup final.