The best and yet least efficient team wins the world cup. One often had the feeling during the cup that the Spanish didn't want to score, they just wanted to keep playing with the ball. What do you mean, the ball has to go into the goal?
However, if the finals performance had happened in the group phase, both Spain and Holland would have finished the game with 5 players on the pitch each. It was a horrible final. Fighting and clawing and scratching, but barely any football playing.
Still, now we can say that the Li'l Rascals are the second best team in the world, despite the 3rd place. ^.^
We can say it. Doesn't mean we are. But still...
And that goddamn squid was right again! That just boggles my mind. Statistically speaking, it is possible, of course, but highly, highly unlikely. I guess Spain will make Paul the Squid a Spanish national now.
Goodbye, South Africa. Goodbye.