Posted by Andy “Nul Points” Bell
And then there were two.
If you haven’t been paying attention to all the goings on in South Africa you wouldn’t have the foggiest notion that two of Europe’s top footballing nations will face each other on Monday morning (BWT – Brunswick West Time) in the final of the 2010 World Cup.
Well now you do!
So far, the Spanish have played with elan & panache (elan & penacho according to Google Translate) while the Dutch have that great combo of physical prescence AND one-touch skills.
If football has never wobbled your world before, I beseech you to watch the final (live or in delay) and feast on what promises to be a ripper.
Now, these two nations have tussled before in competition … and came out level.
It was 1969 and the place was Madrid. And the result was a memorable tie … NOT a draw please note.
It was the – somewhat inevitably – at the Eurovision Song Contest. Two very different songs from these nations couldn’t be split at the end of the night. In fact, they tied along with songs from France and the UK. But let’s not let that get in the way of an attempt at cuteness in a footballing and ESC context !
Let’s instead stage a replay of that showdown. Just like the onfield antics this year, the Spanish and Dutch songs were in very different styles.
It’s kick-off time.
Spain with Massiel looking like a Shredded Wheat dipped in blue paint.
Now the Netherlands and Lenny Kuhr. Go Oranje !
If the World Cup Final reaches theses musical heights there can be no complaints.