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The captain Iker Casillas, lifted the World Cup to heaven in Madrid, barely stopped the plane traveling “red” opposite the old Flag of State of Madrid Barajas airport. The goalie, one of the architects of the victory Sunday at 1-0 on Holland and nicknamed San Iker, showed the trophy next to the technical Vicente Del Bosque to journalists and employees of Barajas airport after the landing of the flight that led to the world champions and Europe to return home.
“The Red” arrived in flight 2801 Iberia, landing at 1440 hours in Barajas with the flamboyant champions of the world of football, which have been received by several hundreds of workers from the airport and by the firefighters, who have done a circle of water on the plane as a sign of welcome. Nothing more reach the plane, the commander has leaned two flags of Spain through the window of the apparatus, which displays the slogan “proud of our selection. Champions”.
At the opening the door of the aircraft, has been Iker Casillas the first that has come to the steps with the Cup, together with the coach, Vicente Del Bosque, and the president of the Real Spanish Federation of Football (RFEF), Angel Maria Villar. After raising the Cup and able to forest, which initially was reluctant to receive it, Boxes descended the steps of the aircraft with the trophy conquered, then lift on several occasions and followed by the rest of members of the “Red”. Then, the selection approached the area where they were the media, where posed for photos that inmortalizarán this time. Read the rest of this entry »
Paul, the octopus that has been notorious for its successes in the forecasts of the parties in the World-2010, “received” this Monday a replica of the trophy of the World Cup, while their caregivers announced its withdrawal. The octopus Paul pass to the retirement with his immaculate curriculum of the 100% of successes, but without satisfying curiosity universal around how refinement both their forecasts, where it came and to what devotes his free time. Neither devoted its tentacles to move election results or put again at the service of football, even for the next Euro2004: those responsible for the aquarium Sea Life, of Oberhausen, announced that there will be no more forecasts on account of cephalopod. “Retires, it gives them to thank you all.
It was a fantastic World”, reported a spokesman for the aquarium, thus giving also by settled applications arrivals worldwide, the public or domestic, asking their services. The octopus Paul, guess of the results of World of South Africa, where the Red has been the triumph, you cannot predict the outcome of the next edition of the euro to be held in Poland and Ukraine in 2012, since the cephalopods tend to live up to two years, and in addition, the experts consider that this animal has been able predict the victory of Spain in the world for the colors of the Spanish flag. Sports – Football General – - so has explained, the expert in octopus of Marine Research Institute of CSIC in Vigo, Angel War, even as it has clarified that an animal cannot become fortunetelling, “is a metacientífico” that is beyond the human knowledge, although he may come to learn and assimilate behaviors. In relation to if it can predict the results of the next World, War has stressed that, despite the fact that live in an aquarium, this type of copies do not survive more than two years. Read the rest of this entry »
Spain, on a goal from Andres Iniesta scored in the 116th minute of play, won the first FIFA World Cup by defeating the Netherlands 1-0.
With both teams looking at the possibility of settling all the shots on goal, Iniesta put an end to this meeting marked by many cartons – the Netherlands have also completed 10 – and missed chances on both sides .
The Spanish midfielder has agreed a pass from Cesc Fabregas at the entrance of the Dutch penalty area before scoring with a cross shot that goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg was touched by the hand, but could not stop.
“I can not believe it,” said Iniesta, who was elected the MVP of the game. I had the opportunity to score the goal that was so important for my team. It’s something downright incredible . I simply offered my small contribution in a game that was very stressful. ”
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Spain becomes only the third European nation to hold the European title and world together after West Germany (Euro ’72 and ’74 World) and France (World ’98 and Euro 2000).
“It’s a cut, has launched the Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas. The European Championship was an important moment in our lives, but today (Sunday) it’s bigger than anything we have experienced so far. ”
Both teams created some good scoring chances during regulation time at Soccer City, but the game was somewhat open after the hour mark, while the “cage” Dutch prevented Spain set up its passing game with very physical football, which earned him eight boxes.
“Our mistakes can be sad for a final, but it is not our style of play,” said Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk.
Defender John Heitinga has also been sanctioned for a second time at the 19th minute of overtime, forcing the Netherlands to finish the game at 10 players. It is only the fifth player in the history of the World Cup to be sent off in the final.
Spain has also received its share of boxes – five – to make this one final game with the dirtiest in history. The previous record for penalties in a final was six, between West Germany and Argentina in 1986.
“We have had great difficulty in establishing our game, told the Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque. This match was very intense.”
This is the third time the Netherlands lost the World Cup final. They were inclined in 1974 and 1978 against West Germany and Argentina, respectively.
“We are frustrated to have lost because we went so close,” said the Netherlands striker Dirk Kuyt. I know we can not blame others, but the referee was in favor of Spain. ”
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Spain started the game in a pattern identical to that of the semi-final against Germany, in which the Barcelona Pedro Rodriguez has been preferred to Fernando Torres. Dutch side, van Marwijk made two changes with the return of Nigel de Jong and Gregory van der Wiel, suspended for the semifinal against Uruguay. They were replaced respectively Demy de Zeeuw and Khalid Boulahrouz.
Spain has quickly shown. On a free-kick from Xabi Hernandez, a cover of the head of Sergio Ramos forced Stekelenburg to make a decision of great class (5th). A little later, a volley from David Villa failed in the side netting (12th). The game was launched because, in the meantime, Kuyt took advantage of a bad pass from Sergio Busquets to send a strike soft and safe for Casillas (8th).
The Dutch have sought their salvation by pressing up to prevent their opponents from monopolizing the ball in midfield. They put the hard way and it’s a little miracle that Mark Van Bommel and De Jong, the two watchdogs of the midfield, not sentenced to a red card, but a simple warning of serious assaults (22nd and 28th).
“I would have loved to win by playing ugly football,” said van Marwijk.
Focused on defense, the Dutchman failed to organize their attack. The final situation of the first hot period is yet to make their credit, with a shot from Arjen Robben which Casillas had to lie (45th 2).
“We knew the match would be decided by one goal,” said van Marwijk. We’ve got two good scoring chances with Arjen (Robben). We were really in the game. ”
After the break, both teams continued to cancel each other. It took until the hour mark to see the best opportunity of the meeting. Served with a pass deep in light of Wesley Sneijder, Robben went alone Casillas, but lost his duel with the Madrid native, who turned the Dutchman’s strike the right leg (62nd). In response, Sergio Ramos, upon receipt of a corner, has also benefited from a ball goal, but did not not framed its takeover of the head (77).
Then Robben came back to Casillas after stumbling over withstood several big mistakes Carles Puyol, who also have deserved a red card (82).
Thirty-four minutes later, Iniesta scored his name in ink “Roja” in history.
The coach of Argentina Diego Maradona has discussed a possible resignation on his return to Buenos Aires on Sunday night, after the elimination of the Albiceleste by Germany (4-0) in quarter final 2010 World Cup, according to the Argentinian daily Cronica.
“A cycle has ended,” a title in this popular newspaper, which has managed to glean a few words of Maradona when he returned to his home.
According to the newspaper, friends and neighbors do not want him to leave the selection, “but the coach’s words were unequivocal: + this is it, my cycle is completed +”.
“I gave everything I had,” said Maradona would also depending Cronica.
The day before, the captain of the team world champion in 1986 had said: “I have not decided my future, I talk with my family, the players, the Federation. It depends on many things.”
“He who will decide whether or not to continue, it is Maradona,” said the director of national teams from Argentina, Luis Segura, the chain TyC Sports.
“It depends on him, he said. But (the president of the Federation of Argentine Julio) Grondona has never stopped a process and if Digeo decides to continue, it will continue. I think he should finish his contract s ‘completed after the Copa America next year, to be held in Argentina. ”
The Maradona faithful assistant, Alejandro Mancuso also said that the decision is in the hands of El Diez, but he thinks he chooses to continue his mission began in October 2008.
“Knowing Diego, I hardly think he will want to resign after missing its goal was to win the World Cup. We can not throw away everything that was done well. We’ve grown a lot as that group, “he told Radio La Plata.
He said the technical staff would meet in the coming hours “to analyze point by point” the performance of Argentina in South Africa.