Sunday, July 04, 2010

Paul is absolutely right... Germany win

My last post was about a psychic Octopus whose predictions have turned out to be absolutely correct so far in this world cup ( check the last post here ). And now guess what? Paul, the octopus, is right,  once again. Three time world champs Germany have shown the great Diego Maradona's men the door. They beat Argentina comprehensively. 

What a match!! What a scoreline!! 
Yes, 4-0
And Argentina were supposed to win the World Cup 

This was supposed to be a highly competitive quarter-final match ........Now I think, maybe, Argentina were a bit highly rated, especially if you look at the struggles they had to go through before they qualified for the World Cup finals.

World player of the year, Messi, looked only a shade of himself as he failed to break through Germany's defenses. It's a shame he couldn't even score a single goal in this tournament. Despite his sincere efforts, Messi failed to produce the desired results. 

And then every team is supposed to have some defenders ....Maybe, the Argentinians forgot about that. When Klose, Podolski and Schweinsteiger were moving in the Argentinian half, it looked like an open field. It literally seemed like they were strolling in the park. 

Whatever Argentina lacked, Germany had plenty of it. They German defense was rock solid and their strikers sharp. They were off to a dream start when Muller headed the ball curled in by Schweinsteiger's free kick just after 3 minutes into the game. Miroslav Klose, Germany's best striker, celebrated his 100th international appearance with 2 goals. He's now just one short of Ronaldo's record of most goals in the World Cup. Friedrich joined in the party as well, scoring his first goal in 76 international appearances. And the best part of today's game was Germany's clinical counter-attacking display. It was simply awesome. Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, was also there in the stadium to cheer for her team and that certainly inspired the players as well.

"We just had a bad game. If you make mistakes like that, you go home" Carlos Tevez said at the end of the game. Maybe, they made the mistakes a bit too many. Maybe, it was because Maradona was so mesmerized with his star player, Messi, that he forgot about the rest. What was the most irritating thing about Maradona over the past couple of weeks was that in all the interviews and press conferences he only spoke of Messi. Messi, alone, can do only a little. Other players had to chip in as well. Now, they have 4 more years to ponder over their mistakes but I, certainly, do feel that this was a great opportunity wasted as far as Argentina are concerned. 

Well as far as Germany is concerned, now, they have only one way to go ----- forward. Paul, the octopus, got his predictions right this time as well. Let's see what's his prediction for the semi-finals. Watch this space ....I'm just waiting for Paul's prediction and then I'll blog about it. So, stay tuned...


Abhishek on July 4, 2010 at 12:06 PM said...

Ya Abid they won and what a match it was.
I thought this world cup was not having any charm and suddenly you saw such a game.
What out for Klose he has neck of scoring goals in World Cup.
And yes waiting for Pauls Prediction .

Anonymous said...

An IPL ain't a 20/20 World Cup 2010 Cricket. An EPL ain't a FIFA WorldCup 2010 Football. If U have it in U, prove it for ur NATION & not on da Premier Leagues for ur Multi-$$$-Vacation!!! (To all Messi/Kaka/Ronaldo/Rooney/Torres)

BTW, Paul has been wrong by 20% in 2008 championships.

Farila on July 4, 2010 at 6:09 PM said...

Me and my son have chosen Germany as the most favs to win this cup.... and they proved us right

Anonymous said...

didn't they dazzle us with their performance???

RINZU RAJAN on July 5, 2010 at 4:00 PM said...

liked your post. but hate paul

Abid on July 5, 2010 at 5:27 PM said...


Thanks 4 ur comments ....
Yes, Germany are now the favorites to win the WC but I just wish they lose out to Spain ...I've always wanted to see Spain win a WC

Ana_treek on July 5, 2010 at 9:27 PM said...

All I heard before the world cup started was Messi Messi Messi!!

Natasha on July 16, 2010 at 1:32 PM said...

i hate paul. Germany lost coz of him.but then i still love football http://bollywoodunmasked.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/seven-reasons-why-i-follow-football/

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! on July 22, 2010 at 3:20 PM said...

hi! i am a new reader and follower on your blog! well paul the octopus baba has got the attention of all the world. i dont like sports, even I know this character ! keep blogging !


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