What a game. There was a lot of strategy, a lot of good defense, and a lot of solid passing.
It was the exact opposite of the Germany versus Brazil game. That game as almost unbearable to watch. I felt so bad for Brazil, despite the fact I was rooting for Germany.
I thought that the teams, Argentina and The Netherlands looked pretty well evenly matched. The defense was excellent this game. Everyone was marking, there was a lot of pressure. The ball was being played a lot from the middle, not just from the defense. Although, Holland seemed to be passing back a lot more than I thought they should.
I do love Sneijder, but I really wanted him to stop taking the corners. It just wasn’t his day today. Yet, they kept giving him the ball to take the corners. Awful
I felt bad for the goalie, Cillessen. It’s such an impossible task to stop a PK. With the added pressure of having been taking out of the last game and replaced with Krul, anything less that perfection would be his fault. I don’t think it was his fault. Yet, he will be blamed.
Now, I turn my eyes to the final game Germany versus Argentina. I really want Germany to win. I like their players, I like their style of play, and I’m not particularly fond of Argentina. Argentina are floppers. I don’t like Floppers.
Good luck Germany, and let hope Mick Jagger doesn’t show up in a Germany uniform.
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Madeline Fresco is a novelist who lives in San Francisco. She is the author of CROSSED THE LINE, available for Kindle at Amazon.com, for Nook at Barnes & Noble, and as an ePub at other eBook retailers. You can also listen to her novel as a free, serialized audiobook at madelinefresco.com. Her second book THE CHOICE, is available on Kindle at Amazon. Her third book ANGUISH, is available for Kindle at Amazon.com