Monday, July 12, 2010

World Cup Final - Fouls filled Nil all at Half Time

Half time at Jo'burg

Netherlands 0 Spain 0

HALF-TIME A very tetchy opening half, blighted by a flurry of yellow cards and few chances.

The World Cup final has been a feisty affair with five yellow cards given in the first-half. The score remains 0-0 thanks to Dutch 'keeper Maarten Stekelenburg who kept out Sergio Ramos' header.

Spain are the 12th different side to reach a World Cup Final. In case you're interested the list is: Uruguay, Argentina, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, West Germany/Germany, Brazil, Sweden, England, Netherlands, France and Spain.

A fan is reprimanded for trying to put a hat on the World Cup, before being taken away by stewards.

There has never been an own goal in the World Cup Final.

Three of the last five World Cup finals have gone into half-time scoreless.

Former SA President Nelson Mandela and Mrs. Mandela attending the opening ceremony.

The half-time review of those Dutch challenges makes you realise just how fruity they have been. De Jong should have seen red for his tackle on Alonso, and quite apart from Van Bommel's yellow card tackle on Iniesta, he's given away at least three other questionable fouls.

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