Spain are World Champions!
Despite playing in one of the roughest matches I’ve seen in years, Spain was able to finish with its fourth clean sheet in a row.
The dutch are a good team, but they’re a bunch of foulers.
The two most accountable are Van Bommel and de Jong. Van Bommel seemed to do everything possible to foul and even worse, to annoy the Spanish players into fouling back. Being half Spanish, every time I saw Van Bommel smile and foul at the same time I just got more and more annoyed. Even if I were not half Spanish, watching the Dutch play would have been enough for me to want them to lose.
And here is the worst foul I have ever seen. Somehow he only got a yellow card. The only explanation is that the ref could only see this from a bad angle.
de Jong’s behaviour is absolutely despicable, and probably not an accident. Considering de Jong is the same guy who just a few months earlier broke Stuart Holden (a USA football player) in a reckless challenge.
Just look at him in the picture. He’s not looking at the ball at all!
This guy should be banned from football for a very, very long time.