It’s Spain!!! 2010 FIFA World Cup Champions of football

I’ve been away for a whole week. Just got back from bible camp and then a church convention this week, then led Sunday service and then finally caught got a chance to watch an exciting final 33 minutes of this 2-hour game of the FIFA World Cup Final.

Congratulations to Spain, the 2010 FIFA World Cup Champions!!!  It was an exciting match at in extra time.  I’m glad they didn’t have to go into penalty kicks to decide the winner.  Either team could have won, but Spain was slightly the better team. But I’m glad for Spain and all their fans.

And, of course, congrats to South Africa and its people for hosting an awesome World Cup in 2010!!  I hope this coverage creates more interest in the U.S. and Canada for this great sport.

2010 World Cup: Team USA eliminated

The USA has just been eliminated from the 2010 World Cup in the round of 16.  Gyan of Ghana scored a beautiful goal against the USA.  Yes, the agony of defeat is hard to take but Team USA played a good game, created the chances to score but came up a little short. Still, Americans have nothing to be ashamed of because they worked hard and have come from behind to pull off wins in previous games.  Team USA has done well but Ghana is also a good team. South Korea has also just been eliminated from the last 16 teams in a very close match against Uruguay 2 -1.

Uruguay and Ghana now move into the quarter finals into the final eight teams.  I am looking forward to more exciting games. I predict Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Portugal, and Paraguay to also advance into the quarter finals.

2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa

The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa is now on and I’ll be following this. I won’t have a Team Canada to cheer for but with interest, I’ll be following a few football/soccer nations from each continent:

  • USA; Mexico: North America
  • Argentina; Uraguay: South America
  • South Korea: Asia
  • Nigeria: Africa
  • England; Germany; Slovenia: Europe

I”m not a huge soccer (football) fan but when something as big as this world event happens as occasionally as once every four years, I’ll be right into it. (I’ll be wearing my England and other soccer jerseys).  North America is one of the only few places in the world where people refer to football as “soccer”.  Why is this? I propose that we should rename our football leagues as “American rugby” instead in order to give the international sport of soccer its rightful name of “football”. Do you think that would fly with most Americans/Canadians?  And what teams will you be following or cheering for?

FIFA World Cup football is streaming online on-demand at ESPN3 and CBC.