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It’s finally Spain! July 12, 2010

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Spain's striker David Villa (C-R) kisses

And South Africa has successfully hosted this grand sporting event. At the end, Spain takes the cup finally. It was an great entertaining match yesterday.

The closing ceremony was grand and entertaining. The match was in full speed from kick-off. Spain had good control over the ball in mid-field, but was not able to finish any shots on goals as Netherland’s defenders are good inside their  area. As far as the match is concerned, there was 14 yellow cards, of which 9 went to Netherland players. Netherlands players were not playing fair yesterday. They commited too many fouls giving away bunches and bunches of free kicks to Spain. Xavi of Spain was not in full form out there. And David Villa doesn’t seem to play well. The defender Puyol of Spain really played a good match. All the midfielder and defenders of Spain really well with some nice passing tatics. Robben of Netherland missed nearly 3 shots on goals and was really disappointed.

There was no goals even after second half. The first extra time also went in the same manner. Then, in the second extra time, Spain’s Golden Boot Competitor, David Villa went to the stands as her was replaced by Torres as substitution. The finishing came from Spain’s Andres Iniesta at the 26th minute of the extra time. That’s the golden moment for this finals. Spain, then holded on to the next 4 minutes and broked the Netherland’s attempt to strike back..

Final whistle was blown,  it’s finally Spain, who proved that they are not only European Best, but also the best in the world. It’s a good deserving win for Spain. Netherlands doesn’t deserve this time…

As I predicted yesterday, Thomas Muller of Germany won the Golden Boot for his five goals and also won the best young player of this finals. Casillas, the second goal-keeper cum captain to capture the world cup.

Glimpse of the Clash!

FIFA World Cup 2010 : The Fever’s Finals! July 11, 2010

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Who is the 'Champ'?

The football fever has reached the climax. Today, at Johannesburg, Spain and Netherlands will battle for one ultimate pride. It’s already clear that we are going to crown a new champions tonight. Spain is the European Champions and Netherlands have not lost a single match in this tournament.

Comparing the past matches between these two teams, Spain has won in 4 occasions in their 8 head-to-head meetings. Netherlands have won in 3 matches, while the other one is a draw. Netherland has scored 12 goals against Spain, while Spain has scored 10 goals. It’s not an easy job to predict the winner in this finals (as we are not ‘Octopus’).

As far as World Cup experience is concerned, Spain has made 12 World Cup appearances, while Netherlands have only 8. But, these past statistics don’t matters. What the players exhibit today will only matter. I support Spain. But, the truth is I haven’t seen any matches of Spain in this World Cup. I support them because I like Spain’s Rafael Nadal (World No.1 Tennis Player). Also, Nadal will be on Johannesburg today to support his team.

Who will win the Golden Boot?

That’s the big question. It depends on David Villa of Spain and Sneijder of Netherlands. If both of these man, doesn’t score tonight, then Germany’s Thomas Muller will take the Golden Boot.. My favourite for this honour is also Muller.

Anything may happen today, but, it’s surely going to be history!…

India’s Engineering Marvel! – In Photos July 5, 2010

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India is ready to welcome all the foreign visitors for the XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010. India’s greatest sporting event is just 90 days to go. Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, inagurated by our honourable Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi on July 3. Thus, T3 is the eighth largest passenger terminal in the world. This terminal can handle 34 million passengers annually.

When a passenger arrives at this terminal, he can experience India inside the airport. The interior designs of the airport stand for the rich cultural heritage of India. You must see the photos in the slideshow in this post. You will also admire India…

I don’t need to write more than this, but, this photos can speak for me. Enjoy the slideshow.

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Bye Bye Federer! July 1, 2010

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No Longer the 'Mr. Centre Court'

Roger Federer, who was once upon a time the ‘King of Grass’ has now been knocked out of the Wimbledon Championship yesterday. Some tennis fans thought that there is no one can stand a chance against Federer in Grass Court. But, Tomas Berdych, 24 years old man from Czech Republic has done massive job in this year’s Wimbledon. The 12th seeded man beat the Mr. Centre Court by 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4  just 2 hours 35 minutes.

From the start of the tournament itself, Fed-Express is not that mighty. He even struggled to win the first round match. Some what he managed to come to the quarter-finals. Federer is losing his form. He is becoming old.Federer was never taking about lucky before. Now that, he has started losing, he has started speaking of luck. Rafael Nadal, our favourite World Number 1, seems to be in a bit of trouble in his 2nd and 3rd round five set thriller matches. Many thought that Nadal will suffer in the hands of Soderling in his quarter-final match. But, Nadal seemed to be in trouble in the first set, but then came back strongly to beat Soderling by 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1. It’s an great entertaining match from both players.

But, Wimbledon is still going to be interesting this year. We have Berdych, Nadal, Murray, Djokovic as the final four for the Championship tie. My and yours favourite will be Rafael Nadal!.. “The New King of Grass”… Go Rafa!!!

Here is some special photos from yesterday’s quarter-final matches..

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Badminton Gold(s) ready for India! June 27, 2010

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Good news to spirited sporting fans all-over the country!

The Indian Hope

Saina Nehwal, World No. 3 Badminton Player,already the first Indian Badminton player to win Super Series Badminton Title, also the first to clinch the Singapore Open Super Series title last week, clinches her third Super Series Badminton title today. She is really a 20 year old marvel from Hyderabad. She successfully defended her Indonesian Open Championship. In the final, she defeated Japan’s Sayaka Sato 21-19, 13-21, 21-11.

It’s an hatrick for Saina who the Indian Open Grand Prix and the Singapore Open Super Series in the last 2 weeks. I am upset when she lost in the quaterfinals of the Beijing 2008 Olympics. But, she improved here form very much. So, I am confidently saying that gold in Commonwealth, Asian, Olympic etc., Badminton events will be ours!

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India and our people are switching gradually from Cricket to the real sporting events. We are improving a lot in all sporting events. If there is no corruption in Sports Ministry, we can improve at the fastest pace. There are many Saina Nehwals left unnoticed in our country.

When they will come out?

Delhi’s calling :- “Come out and Play”

We’re saying :- “You corrupted officials, you got and we’ll play”