World Cup Final is set

Argentina will meet Germany for World Cup Final

7/10/14 in Soccer   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Blog Photo - World Cup Final is setThe humiliation of Brazil by Germany was followed today with a competition that ended in double zeroes.  

That's right.  Argentina and the Netherlands fought to a 0-0 final, but Argentina won the match 4-2 on penalties.

I have to be honest.  Although I absolutely love Argentinian wine, I was cheering for the Netherlands, mostly due to a friend I met here on the Q.  KissChris is still a member of the Q, and drops in from time to time, mostly to share a thought or two on his team, and to show us a new picture or two.

I haven't really watched much of the World Cup, as I'm not much of a soccer fan, even though I played in high school.  However, in honor of Chris, I cheer for the Netherlands.

Now I'll have to cheer for them to get the bronze, to beat Brazil for third.  If they play the way they did today, I think they have an excellent chance to do that.

Meanwhile, Argentina will fight Germany for the rights to brag.  It all comes down to this.  South America will be in a frenzy, cheering for the "home team". Or maybe not.  After all, the match will take place in Brazil, who fully expected to be in that final.  Now, it is their rivals vying for the win.  What will Brazilians do?  Will they cheer for the South American team, or for the European team?

Meanwhile, the Europeans will be cheering on Germany.  Or will they?  After all, Lionel Messi is reportedly the greatest player in the world, and he is a fan favorite.  Will the European fans cheer for the Argentinian team? Will they cheer for Messi?

And the rest of the world?  Who will the Canadians cheer for?  The Americans?  The British?  

One might have to tune into twitter to see who the favorite will be.  

The game gets underway at 3pm ET on Sunday, from Rio de janeiro.  I might just have to change the channel at the golf course.


 
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7/13/14   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

kisschris wrote:
I've been rooting for Dale JR. since the day we "met", and I never watched Nascar before I knew you. Great to see how this place can make you enthousiast about sports you really never knew. And b.t.w. I'd rather see the Bears win a Super Bowl again then the Dutch win the world cup, so maybe that dream will come true! Hope to see you even more on twitter Debi, and I promise I will be back on Faniq more from now on to read your great work here. X

I actually read your tweet at 3am.  I forgot to turn off the sound on my phone and it alerted me to your reply.  I chuckled to myself how we became friends, half a world away, kept in touch and cheer for each other's "teams" and sports.  Glad to see you back!

7/11/14   |   kisschris   |   28 respect

I've been rooting for Dale JR. since the day we "met", and I never watched Nascar before I knew you. Great to see how this place can make you enthousiast about sports you really never knew. And b.t.w. I'd rather see the Bears win a Super Bowl again then the Dutch win the world cup, so maybe that dream will come true! Hope to see you even more on twitter Debi, and I promise I will be back on Faniq more from now on to read your great work here. X

7/10/14   |   Trokspot   |   65 respect

I'm rooting hard for Argentina!  I think your questions are interesting though... My initial guess would be that Brazilians would not be pulling for Argentina as there is a long-standing rivalry between those two countries as to who is better at soccer, who has the richer history, and who has produced better players.  I don't know of any bitterness towards Germany from Brazil.  That said, will the desire to have a team from S America win the cup supersede their rivalry with Argentina!?  I don't think so, but you never know!

7/10/14   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

I was pulling for the Dutch as they were the only team in the final 4 who hasn't won a cup.  I'm going to find myself pulling for Das Mannshaft come Sunday I think now.