Monday, July 5, 2010

World Cup Semifinals

3-1 in the quarters, excited for what should be a pair of very exciting games. All the flukes are gone, these four teams have really been in a class of their own in this tournaments and all certainly deserve to here.

Uruguay-Netherlands: Losing Suarez to the red card (btw I really hate this whole missing the next match rule. It's some bullshit if you ask me) is really going to hurt Uruguay. They don't have the depth of the other 3 teams to afford to missing one of their star players. Diego Forlan is the MVP of this World Cup even over David Villa if you ask me. He does it all, and is the heart and soul of this Uruguayan side. Both sides play very solid defense, but in the absence of Suarez, chances may be tough to come by for Uruguay.

Netherlands 2 Uruguay 0

Germany-Spain: Deutschland has been in a class of its own in this tournament. Aside from a 10man loss they have outscored their opponents 13-2. Their defense is a bit suspect, but their keeper has played well, and their counter attack is absolutely lethal with a slew of elite strikers and wingers. Spain is incredibly deep and strong at every level, and David Villa has more than made up for Torres' struggles with 5 goals. This should actually be a high scoring, open, and entertaining game, with the winner almost surely to be a solid favorite to win the final. Spain is deeper but Germany has played like a team on a mission, and will avenge their Euro Cup final loss from 2 years ago.

Germany 3 Spain 2