Movie Ranking: 5 / five
Video clip Rating: five / 5
It’s after a long gap of 24 years that Germany has reached glory as far as the World Cup is concerned and it means a lot to their fans. It means a lot even to the German public in general.
The sort of welcoming that the German squad got in Berlin yesterday was just fantastic. There were people everywhere jumping in joy, chanting players’ names, waving the national flag etc.
The leader of the pack, Phlipp Lahm, was the first to come outside the players’ plane with the extraordinary looking World Cup trophy in his hands. There was pride in his eyes as he made his way downstairs. The other German players followed their captain. All of them had big smiles on their faces.
People had bunked their offices to make their way to Berlin to give the World Champions a grand welcome. Most of them were painted in the German tri-colour.
The player whose name was being chanted the most by the fans was Mario Gotze who had scored the Golden goal for Germany in the final match.
The young midfielder was actually not one of the starters in that final. He was sent into the arena pretty late, but, he made the difference with a well timed volley 7 minutes prior to the completion of the extra time. That was undoubtedly the most valuable goal that he would have ever scored in his career.
Germany had been very consistent in the last few World Cups, but, they were not being able to go all the way. They used to have one bad day and they were out of the tournament, but, this time around, that was not the case. In all the 7 matches, they were on top strategy wise as well as execution wise and that resulted in them becoming the Champions.
Movie Rating: 5 / 5
A thrilling match by U.S.A and Belgium left U.S.A fans in tatters. Many Americans stopped working to cheer their team but the efforts went in vain. U.S.A goalkeeper Tim Howard saved quite a few goals before going down to 2-0 by Belgium.
U.S.A did strike again going in with 2-1. Even in the defeat U.S.A did not leave their prestige rather it was sought be a valiant effort by the Americans. The fans were in tears but also acknowledged the brave effort of their team. A good effort of defense was put up by the Belgians. Fans twitted on social media regarding a sporty spirit of the American football team. The effort of Americans to equal the score to 2-2 proved futile.
The economy of U.S dwindled on that particular day since all were busy in viewing the match. President Barrack Obama himself switched his schedule suiting the match timings. Even the city government had put up huge screens where all viewed the match with eagerness. Despite the disappointment the team did play well but it was destiny that did not favour the Americans.
Many were divided among the Americans who were glued to Wimbledon. But many who did not have any zeal in soccer did not miss out Americans playing against the Belgians to be able to make it to the quarter finals. Eventually that did not happen and the Americans should be proud of playing a high level match full of intensity which will be remembered in the history of football.
Progressing to the group hailed as the death stage was an achievement in itself. Even the fervour was altogether different than the rest of the matches. The entire country hailed American efforts and gave them a punching uproar from all quarters.