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Spain-Netherlands prediction

10 Jul

The 65th and last game (sigh) of the 2010 World Cup will be played tomorrow between two first time finalists, Spain and Holland.

I have a sinking feeling that this game tomorrow could be an absolute snoozefest and I really, really hope that I am wrong on that count.  Don’t get me wrong, both teams are incredibly talented, but they don’t exactly play scintillating football.  However, it’s the last World Cup game for four years, so I plan on enjoying it to the fullest extent.

I’m pegging Spain to win their first ever title for five reasons.

1. If they continue to control the ball like they have throughout the tournament, it’s going to be difficult for the Dutch to get their offense going.

2. The Spanish midfield will be able to neutralize Wesley Sneijder’s influence on the game. (Again, ball control being key.)

3. Iker Casillas > Maarten Stekelenburg

4. Sergio Ramos and Joan Capdevilla push forward a lot.  Their contributions to the attack could prove decisive.

5. Players like Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas can come OFF THE BENCH. Talk about stacked.

Final prediction: Spain 2, Netherlands 1

P.S. Sorry for the short post, but I’ve been up since 4:30 a.m. and am absolutely exhausted.