Expectations were there and were fulfilled. It was the day for Germany and it was the day for Argentina – based on their performances – and thankfully, the luck factor has not much to talk about – there had to be a winner – and we have the winner now, in Germany – the 4th World Cup Crown to the European team – the first team to snatch the victory and the World Cup title in a South American nation.
There were no dull moments. There is nothing slack on the moves to talk about. The First Half was brilliant. The Second Half was equally brilliant. The Extra Time was brilliant as well.
There were Messi and Muller and other moments in the first half and there were rush to score and grab the ball. There were two Yellow Cards in quick succession. The goalkeepers were on the job. The defence line was on the job. The attack was as sharp as expected. Moves were made, chances were created and chances were blocked. The flow continued and bettered it in the Second Half.
By the Half Time – the Argentine jersey, the Blue and the German jersey, the White – had given us the Game that was bright – on a Beautiful Bight – of the World Cup 2014 final —
A game to the level of a World Cup final was expected and it was delivered. It was brilliant. It was magnificent. It was full of smooth and rough moves and it oozed the Football power. It remained goalless and suddenly it came, in a heart-stopping moment that was well earned by Mario Gotze.
And it came in the 114th minute – with a memorable trail behind it – with the heat and the pulse of the day punching action-packed moves regularly:
23h – Germany Vs Argentina – to begin in 7 minutes from now – the game of many ‘Vs’s – the match of the grand moment – 🙂 —
23h – Germany Vs Argentina – 15 minutes into the game – one Messi moment and one Muller moment leading the pack so far —
22h – Germany Vs Argentina – 2 Yellow Cards in 10 minutes – the rush is going to bring some good out of this game —
22h – Germany Vs Argentina – real, real close chance for Argentina, driven by Messi in the 49th minute —
22h – Germany Vs Argentina – Argentina had it – they didn’t have it in the 29th minute – the goal was denied as the referee found Higuain offside —
So, it is coming to its end tomorrow (India time). The final match of the FIFA World Cup 2014 begins at 12:30 AM India time.
And what a quality time it has been – a beautiful month of adventure on the field – with World Cup category thrill – packed with moments of shock, surprise, joy and distress – the elevating high points, the saddening low points and the maddening no-brainers – it gave us all what a World Cup should have.
I was never a Football fan but I always loved the World Cup. I used to be crazy for Cricket in my college days. That love is not anymore. Cricket event doesn’t register now.
But the love for the FIFA World Cup and some other major Football events has grown significantly and I realized during this edition of the event.
Yes, it is not possible to catch every match and accordingly, I had my own priority list and I could watch most on the list.
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..
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