Diego Forlan best player of the world and Uruguay was the best team of The Americas in the World Cup 2010.
Uruguay was the best american team in the World Cup 2010. U.S.A., Mexico, Honduras, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay went home early, but not Uruguay, the last american hope. Germany won 4-0 against Argentina in a disastrous match for the star team of Maradona, but a brilliant Uruguay played 2-3 against the germans, and was the only team to score twice against “Deutschland”.
On the other hand Diego Forlan, the Uruguayan striker, was chosen by FIFA as the best player in the 2010 World Cup, an award that was well deserved. In a team that exceeded everyone’s expectations, Forlan was not the exception and became master of the Jabulani like no other player had been able, nor Cristiano Ronaldo, nor Messi or even the best strikers of the world. Before Forlan only three southamerican players received this award: Maradona, Romario and Ronaldo.
The Golden Ball was finally granted after the end of the match between Spain and the Netherlands, because FIFA waited to see how the final ended, which would supposedly throw the awarded.
The news were given today, with the 23.4% of the votes. He is also among the top scorers of the tournament with five goals scored. The Silver Ball went to Sneijder of Holland and the Bronze for David Villa of Spain.
On the other hand, the best young player of the World Cup was the German Thomas Müller who also has five goals such as Villa, Sneijder and Forlan. READ MORE HERE
Subject: Guardian UK newspaper about soccer match URUGUAY – NETHERLANDS/HOLLAND
In England every one was mad with Suarez, and were taking Ghana side. Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2010 21:08:32 -0400
It’s because most football fans are thundering hypocrites, full of their own self-righteousness and unable to see beyond the end of their own noses.
So Germany’s goalkeeper and players pretend Lampard’s shot didn’t cross the line, when the entire stadium knew otherwise. Ghana kick, play act, wave imaginary cards and dive for a free kick that should never have been awarded. Holland dive shamefully (in the form of Robben and Van Persie), and go around trying to maim Uruguayan opponents (in the form of the near psychotic Van Bommel). But they’re not cheats: honestly, they’re not. They’re choirboys, playing Pele’s beautiful game.
The only “cheats”, apparently, are a team which was one of the most fouled against in the tournament; whose magnificently combative midfielders Perez and Arevalo tackled almost perfectly throughout the tournament; whose defensive organisation was amazing; but who had a player who did something in the last minute of the quarter-final that many, many players have done throughout history.
It’s so good to know that all those condemning Suarez have now renounced England’s win in 1966 – because Jack Charlton dived full length to punch away a Portugese shot in the semi-final, and wasn’t even booked, never mind sent off. Except they haven’t -because they’re hypocrites. Stinking, lousy hypocrites, whose real reason for wanting to see the back of Uruguay is, I fear, in all too many cases, because they’re South American. South American players are greased up, scheming, evil Machiavellian crooks, don’t you know? The Dutch are beautiful; African sides incapable of anything cynical.
It’s all such utter, pathetic nonsense. Suarez was punished; that should be the end of it. And beyond that, the ignorance displayed on these pages towards a nation of 3.5m whose achievements are miraculous, whose spirit is indomitable, who over-achieved magnificently at this World Cup, went down fighting despite being over-matched tonight and shorn of FOUR key players (and a fifth, Forlan, who played while injured throughout), and who chronic under-achievers like England should be LEARNING from, is simply breathtaking.
After the miracle of 1950, Jules Rimet explained what had happened with the words:
“In football, playing well is not sufficient. You also need to feel it profoundly, as does Uruguay”.
You have to FEEL it. That is the spirit with which Uruguay play; that is the spirit which England all too often lack. A nation of 3.5m people, with two world titles, two Olympic titles, 14 Copa America, and who have now reached more World Cup semi-finals than Argentina, who have 12 times as many people to choose from? Uruguay should be being saluted on these pages: I think they’ve been fantastic. But this is nasty, insular little England, with nasty, insular little posters like sicklemoon – so look what they get instead.
Well done to Holland. Even with the officials generally embarrassing themselves, you were the better side, have a fantastic record, and good luck in the final. And to Uruguay: farewell, ignore the nonsense as I know you will, and may you go one better in Brazil in four years time. Let’s face it: in Brazil of all places, history beckons.