Holland - Spain.
*The FINAL will take place in Soccer City, of Johannesburg.
The first World Cup FINAL in Africa will give us the new World Cup holders. Which is the team that will add its name in the list containing names such as Uruguay's, Italy's, Germany's, Brazil's England's and France's? Will it be Holland, the team of 14x14 wins in the qualifiers and the World Cup or will it be Spain, who are counting only 2 defeats in their latest 54 matches? The known octopus, Paul from Oberhausen, sees Spain.
Holland will be taking part in a World Cup FINAL for the 3rd time in history, but it will be the first time that they will not be facing the host team in the final. Bert van Marwijk's team count 25 matches without loss, 14 continuous wins in official matches and 10x10 inside 2010. They face no particular prolems since Van der Wiel and De Jong are no longer cautioned and will start the match.
Spain will take part in a World Cup FINAL for the first time in their history and their own agenda is to make the “double” after their European Cup win of 2008. Vicente del Bosque is not facing any problems and is expected to start the same 11 he did against Germany in the semi-final. This means that Pedro will remain in the starting squad and Torres, Fabregas remain outside.
Some bits of info:
*The two teams face each other in a World Cup for the first time. In a total of 9 matches, both teams have had 4 wins each, with Holland remainind undefeated in the past 5 years.
*Never before has a team ever won the World Cup after losing in the 1st round of the competition. Spain lost in their 1st match against Switzerland.
*In all previous 7 “European” World Cup Finals, both teams scored.
*The Dutch, scored 9 of their 12 goals in the 2nd half.
Holland: Stekelenburg - Van der Wiel, Mathijsen, Heitinga, Van Bronckhorst - Van Bommel, De Jong - Robben, Sneijder, Kuyt - Van Persie
Spain: Casillas - Ramos, Pique, Puyol, Capdevila - Busquets, Xabi Alonso - Iniesta, Xavi, Pedro – Villa
Selection: This is the FINAL and each one of us has his/her own tips. As a final winner, i will go with SPAIN to raise the trophy in the end. Other than that, i find the UNDER 2.5 goals to be a good pick, since i am expecting both teams to be afraid to lose.