Well it's sad to say but the World Cup has finally come to an end.
We can thank Germany the host nation as they did an extremely good job, the organisation efforts were great and I am really impressed, it has been one of the most successful World Cups if you look at it.
What have I gotten out of this World Cup? Well I learnt that the best teams don't always win, fans definitely don't like divers (yes I'm talking about C.Ronaldo, nothing against him though he is still a great player) and probably most importantly; don't say anything to Zidane in extra-time when the game is tied up and there is pressure galore!
Klose took the Golden Shoe for scoring a total of 5 goals in the tournament! It's the lowest winning total since 1962 and I think that is because global Soccer is improving so much and international and or domestic team's defence is just getting so hard to breach. So congrats to Mirsolav Klose!
Buffon takes the Lev Yashin, the Lev Yashin goes to the best goal keeper at the World Cup finals, I definitely think he deserves it. He made some fantastic saves and I think without him Italy might not have even made it to the Finals. He showed why he is the best keeper in the world in this tournament and he was very deserving of the award.
Ronaldo breaks Gerd Mueller's all time Fifa World Cup scoring chart with 15 goals, OK so its not
an award as such but it still worthy of the 'Awards Chart'. Ronaldo managed to score 3 goals this World Cup and my favourite would have to be the one where he was one on one and performed a Step over to beat the keeper. Yay for Ronaldo the top scorer of all time in the World Cup!
Contraversially the golden ball went to Zinedine Zidane. I think he played very well in the tournament, I especially liked his dazzling skills in the France-Brazil game. It was very sad to see him end his career like he did. But still he played well in the World Cup and I guess he deserved it so Congrats Zidane!
Brazil and Spain take the fairplay award...Well what can I say? Brazil and Spain played very fair thats one thing they have in common another thing is the both came out of the tournament fairly early. I think they deserved to go further in the tournament but atleast they both won something to in a way... make up for the loss.
The World Cup games had an estimated total of 30 billion watchers which proves that Soccer is growing on a global scale!
To conclude I have to say that the 2006 World Cup was absolutely brilliant,I loved it! Germany did very well as hosts and well it was near perfect! Oh yeah and before I forget......
CONGRATULATIONS TO ITALY!! 2006 WORLD CUP FINAL CHAMPIONS!!
What are your thoughts on this World Cup?
Until South Africa 2010, Josiah ;)