It was indeed a good game, even if not played that smartly – it had the fine qualities to keep the fans and enthusiasts glued to the TV sets – yes, it went to the war of nerves and was decided by the Penalty Shootout, a ‘never preferable’ end to such a good game – but, it had the elements of a must-watch World Cup semifinal – here is how the 127+Penalty Shootout minutes went for me:
19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina or Argentina Vs Netherlands – Hope it remains the same both ways – especially after the #BrazilVsGermany letdown! —
19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina – it begins now —
19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina – 1st 25 minutes – good game as the moments are on the go – chances and close chances and the missed close chances —
19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina – an all European World Cup final or Europe Vs South America will be the sides? Match is open – equal chances after 35 minutes – Score 0-0 —
19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina – 5 minutes to 45+1 – Score still 0-0 – can Netherlands be the finalist again after 2010? – Oranje and white-blue-stripes equally good —
19h – Netherlands V Argentina – Score 0-0 after the half-time – good show so far – #Messi’s hit hits goalpost in 45+2 –
19h – Netherlands V Argentina – uneventful 1st half with Score 0-0 – as expected, the Dutch had the ball more but Argentina, too, were on the job —
19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina – 2nd half begins with 0-0 – how eventful it is going to be after uneventful 1st half? —
Netherlands Vs Argentina or Argentina Vs Netherlands:
Hope it remains the same both ways – the teams play a challenging game..
Hope Argentina extend the team performance to Lionel Messi and it be at par with the Netherlands team performance and its dependable ‘trio’s, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder, fabulous show..
Hope it help us to accommodate the letdown of Brazil Vs Germany match that was indeed Germany>>>>>>>Brazil – Brazil were never in the game..
Hope the second World Cup 2014 semi-final would indeed be a FIFA World Cup event..
Hope we won’t have shocking developments today..
yes, Football surprises and we would love to have them but outright capitulation what Brazil did yesterday is never acceptable..
Many, many points to hope, and hope, and hope, after the Germany > Brazil semi-final the bad taste of which will take long to go..
©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/
No one had expected it – not even me, sitting half way across the world, in India, when the game began – when it was 1:30 AM, July 9, India time – when Luiz Felipe Scolari’s boys began to take over the Germans – a team with as good prospects as Brazil had – but that was before 1:30 AM – and that was it – by 1:50 AM, it was written all over – the Team Brazil was effectively and mercilessly slain – its journey to this FIFA World Cup edition was over – it was slashed, it was chopped – and its pieces were thrown to add to the humiliation that kept on exacerbating the misery as the match progressed.
Brazilians are sad. They are hurt. And they are losing their cool. And nothing illogical about it!
Brazilians are sobbing. Brazilians are weeping. Brazilians are crying. They are resorting to violence to express their anger. Someone tweeted a Brazilian newspaper’s front page (Estado de Minas) that was almost blank, as if protesting this shocking defeat – a loss that was not even a World Cup loss going by the benchmarks of the World Cup and of Brazil. They are shocked. They can’t believe it.
And it is not just in Brazil! Brazil is the most loved Football team across the globe and Football, the Beautiful Game, is the most loved and most sporting game across the boundaries.