FIFA 2010 Update – Spain Vs. Holland

And its final. I would be the Spanish Armada taking on the might of the Dutch brigade in the FIFA 2010 World Cup Football finale on July 11th 2010.

It would be the first world cup for the team that wins, while Holland have been twice here before and lost out for Spain it is their first big final. Spain defeated the well oiled Germany team 1-0 and Holland outclaased Uruguay 3-2 in the semifinals. This would also be the first occasion when an European team wins the World Cup held outside Europe.

Spain are the defending Champions and certainly have the team with big stars like David Villa, Fernando Torres, Xavi and Iniesta while Dutch have Sneijdar, Robben and Robin Van Persie in top form. Its the battle of the stars as well. Spains are certainly the favorites of the ‘pundits’ though. But not to forget this is the world cup final and anything can happen on the day. Will we see the Spanish flag victorious or will it be the Dutch who would ‘rule’  South Africa once again.

My Personal Money :  Spain

FIFA 2010 – Europe is back

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.

FIFA 2010 – Spain Vs. Holland

FIFA 2010 Predictions – Updated After 1st Round

First round matches of FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup is over and last 16 have been decided. The last 16 features 6 European Teams, All 5 South American Teams, 2 Asians, 1 African and 2 North American Teams.
Going by the Draw we have Uruguay Vs. Korea and USA vs. Ghana – 1 out of these 4  will be in the semifinals. My bet is on Uruguay going through and USA could pull up a surprise. In the next quarter of the draw we have Holland taking on Slovakia and Brazil playing Chile. Brazil and Holland can have an exciting quarter finals and on current form Brazil would be the 2nd semifinalist.
The next half of draw features Argentina taking on Mexico and Germany invading England. One out of these 4 would make it through to the semifinals and my personal bet is on Argentina to do so. In the final quarter of the draw, Spain takes on Portugal and Japan meets Paraguay. Spain should go through the semis unless Crisitinao Ronaldo has other plans.
Thus my 4 semi finalists would be Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina and Spain. This differs from my original picks as I had picked France in place of Uruguay but the French have been disappointing. Here are my Original Picks

Lets see if teams like Holland, England, Germany or Portugal can pull up any surprises or not.

FIFA 2010 Anthem – K’Naan – Waving Flag

This is the song which is not getting out of my head. This is the anthem of the FIFA 2010 World Cup of Soccer to be held in South Africa. The song is by Somalian artist K’Naan and is called Waving Flag

Here are the lyrics of the remix song:

Ooooooh Wooooooh, Ooooooh Wooooooh

Give me freedom, give me fire, give me reason, take me higher
See the champions, take the field now, you define us, make us feel proud
In the streets our heads are lifting, as we lose our inhibition,
Celebration, it surround us, every nations, all around us

Singing forever young, singing songs underneath that sun
rejoice in the beautiful game,
And together at the end of the day.
We all say

When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a wavin’ flag
When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a wavin’ flag
So wave your flag, now wave your flag, now wave your flag

Oooohhh, Oooooooooh wooooohh, Oooooooooh wooooohh

Give you freedom, give you fire, give you reason, take you higher
See the champions, take the field now, you define us, make us feel proud
In the streets our heads are lifting, as we lose our inhibition,
Celebration, its around us, every nations, all around us

Singing forever young, singing songs underneath that sun
Lets rejoice in the beautiful game,
And together at the end of the day.
We all say

When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a wavin’ flag
When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a wavin’ flag
So wave your flag, now wave your flag, now wave your flag
Now wave your flag (4x)

Oohhoooohh Woooh Ohohooooh Wooohoooh

We all say
When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a wavin’ flag
When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a wavin’ flag
So wave your flag, now wave your flag, now wave your flag
Now wave your flag (4x)

Oooooh woowoo ooh Wooo ooohh ooohoh
And everybody will be singing it
Oooooh woowoo ooh Wooo ooohh ooohoh
And we all will be singing it