Monday, 14 July 2014

World Cup 2014 - The End...

Done and dusted.  Arsenal won the World Cup
Yes, that is right, Ozil, Mertesacker and Podolski win World Cup - Three Arsenal players are celebrating last night as Germany won the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Argentina.  Great game to watch and about 10 minutes before the dreaded pens, a German by the name of Mario scored a great goal, goal worth winning the cup.  Both Teams had chances, the Argentinian probably with the better of them.  Need to score though if you are going to stand a chance of winning.  Unfortunately for them, they didn’t.  The rest as they say is history….

Germany, probably, after the tournament they had, deserved it.  The extra days rest, not having to play Extra time much in previous games….it all helps.  Congrats…they now have 4 World Titles…  

So that is it.  What now….well, go enjoy some holidays and be good.   Shaun, Debbie – I’ll see you around.  Team is in on Wednesday so we can expect a treat :)

Top Goalscorer and Top Keeper from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Top Scorer: James Rodriguez, Colombia – 6 Goals (from 17 shots)
Top Keeper: Manuel Neuer, Germany – 25 saves (86% Save Rate)

Some numbers from this years tournament
16 - saves made by Tim Howard in the USA keeper's heroic display against Belgium

24 - years since Argentina appeared in a World Cup final

30 - seconds, the time of Clint Dempsey's goal for the USA against Ghana in Natal on June 16 - the fifth fastest goal in World Cup history

32 - teeth of an average human, like Luis Suarez, banned for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini

171 - goals scored in Brazil, matching record set at France 1998

179 - seconds it took for Germany to score three of their five first-half goals in the 7-1 dissection of Brazil

187 - yellow cards

1000/1 - the odds on Germany beating Brazil 7-1 in Tuesday's semi-final

35,000,000 - US dollars, the cheque Germany picked up for winning the title

11,000,000,000 - US dollars, total cost of World Cup, the most expensive in history (USA 1994 cost 30 million)

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