FIFA 2010 Update:
There were 4 South American Teams, 3 European Teams and 1 African Team in the Quarterfinals of the FIFA 2010 World cup. It was wildly expected that there would be at least 2 if not 3 south american teams in the semifinals and some even dreamt of an all south american affair with Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay all making it to the semis. Brazil and Argentina were almost certain to be there.
However , Europe was back and how! Holland shocked Brazil, Germany annihilated Argentina and Spain went past Paraguay to have 3 European teams in the semifinals, with Uruguay as the lonely south american team and now it seems that a European team would do what no other team has done in past, that is to win the world cup even when staged outside Europe. Will it be Holland or Spain or the mighty Germans, only the time will tell. Uruguay,who were lucky to get past Ghana, can still salvage the south american pride though the chances are very remote.
Germany Vs Spain would be a great match and Holland are favorites against Uruguay. Last week of FIFA world cup promises to be fun.