I’m not Paul, the octopus, but until yesterday I had guessed all the results of the FIFA’s South Africa World Cup 2010 (I’m not considering the group stage, of course!). I don’t have reasons to lie. You, who talk to me on a daily basis, can prove this.
Yesterday I bet on Uruguay’s willingness, braveness, strength and high morale against Germany’s technique. I was wrong and Paul was right. It was a tough, exciting and beautiful match. I’m glad I sat in front of the TV for almost 2 hours. Today I’m also betting against Paul. In my humble opinion, The Netherlands is going to win the match and something tells me it’s going to be an ugly and nervous game. Spain has better players, they play more beautifully and have more skills, but I don’t know, The Netherlands simply seem to be a better team. Am I going to tie my personal challenge against Paul? I hope so.
I never believed in the Brazilian team. Everything was wrong with them, starting with our coach, Dunga, who had never been a coach before and was clearly an invention of nobody knows who. Well, I should say starting with CBF’s chairman, but then, this would deserve an exclusive post about it. We even didn’t have the best players in that team, who were left out without much explanation.
Another team that impressed me (in a good way), but I also did not believe was Argentina. They had a great attack, great players, but no defense at all. And, of course, Maradona had never been a coach before, it was another invention of stupid people, just like Dunga was. It’s not because you were one of the best players in history that you’ll be a great coach too. It doesn’t work that way.
Oh, and the logo for Brazil’s 2014 World Cup? Who else thinks it’s extremely ugly?