Alright! It's the Netherlands vs. Spain in the finale. Should be a good match! It's pretty cool that, whoever ends up winning, we're going to end up with a country who has never won the World Cup before.
I really want to see the Dutch win though (if that was no secret ). I'll be honest, it sort of makes me mad to hear that people think they have been extremely lucky throughout the whole tournament because I feel like that takes away from all they've accomplished. I guess their initial group was easier compared to some, but that goes for other countries as well (Argentina in Group B, Germany in Group D, Spain in Group H). Heck, Group F was supposed to be Italy's group and was touted as the easiet group of them all. So the fact that the Netherlands have won all of their games and didn't crack like the Italians did is no feat to be scoffed at. Plus, their win against in Brazil in the quarterfinals was huge! They won that fair and square, without any questionable calls from the refs.
As for their most recent game with Uruguay, I don't feel like the Uruguayans were robbed. Sneijder's goal was questionable, but I say that Van Persie was pretty leveled with the furthermost defender of Uruguay. Plus, the argument is that it isn't technically off-sides if the questioned player isn't involved in the play. The ball flew past Van Persie and straight into the goal, thus he wasn't involved. Okay, maybe that was lucky.
Let's say Sneijder's goal didn't count. I feel like if this had happened, Uruguay still wouldn't have been able to catch up. Assuming that Robben still scores his header, the Dutch would have been more attentive towards the end of the game with only a 2-1 lead. And if they were more attentive, they wouldn't have conceded that late goal from Uruguay (because they seemed to have lost it for a second when they were feeling confident with a 3-1 lead). I don't know if that makes sense, but I'll just assume that it makes at least a little bit of sense. It's all just speculation anyway.
Well anyway, Dutch for the World Cup! And Sneijder for the Golden Boot!