I started writing this post yesterday
but couldn’t finish, so I am adding two posts together
If you were awake last night you
witnessed the greatness of a sporting nation and the helplessness of another,
and if you slept through thinking you’ll watch the highlights then you have
missed one of the finest semi match ever. It was one night that Brazil and
Brazil fans want to erase from history. Let me tell you, before you start
judging me, I am a Brazil fan too. If you have been following my Fifa WC posts
then you will know I
am was supporting three teams this time – Brazil,
Argentina & Germany in the same order of preference – till Argentina
started playing poorly. So now the order of preference has changed into Germany,
Brazil & Argentina.
So last night I was all for
Germany – Deutschland Fussball and they were in all their glory. I somehow had
a feeling it will be a great match [not necessarily an one sided match] so I didn’t
sleep at all and waited it out till 1:30 AM [IST]. Blogging, chatting, TV,
Movie helped me in that time, while hubby was taking a power nap. But with the
first goal Germans made sure no one had any sleepy thoughts or yawned or even
batted eye lashes.
Neymar Jr. was surely missed on
field, and thanks to Luis and Cesar for holding up the no. 10 Neymar jersey
during the national anthem and photo op. But he was present in the fans heart
But it was a sheer bad day for Brazil and an awesome day for the
Germans. I loved it when the commentator said “if your name starts with a K you
could score a goal tonight” after three goals by Klose, Kroos & Khedira. If
I was Kina I would have tried my luck as well!!!
It was difficult, at one point,
to figure out if the goals were replays or happening at real time!! How many times
have you seen so many goals in a word cup semi?? At one point the goals looked
effortless and Germans looked like playing in a practice match where they just
had to score goals!!! I wonder what they had eaten before the match!
On the other hand Julio Cesar
probably didn’t get much to eat or something was really wrong with him.
Actually something was wrong with the entire squad – defense absent, forwards
lacking – probably they didn’t want to play that night. Poor Mr. Scolari – I felt
he wanted to run away. A big setback for such a great football playing nation.
But in this whole mayhem of Brazil’s poor show [rather no show] people are not
giving enough credit to Germany. They played well, all departments stuck
together and probably they didn’t leave any chances to take a shot. So please
people give them due credit. They didn’t win because Brazil played bad, they
won because they played with sense.
|Love this man - but frankly love Neymar a lil more!!|
I wanted to watch the Ned vs Arg
match and planned to take a power nap before the match. I somehow forgot to set
an alarm for the match and ended up waking at 6 in the morning with the usual
alarm!!! Now that ARG are through now its Euro vs Lat Am football. And guess
what both are my teams – as in my favorites! I am placing my bet on Germany –
they are in awesome form. Who are you rooting for on July 14??
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