That Pirlo penalty was pretty awesome. Looking forward to Germany vs Italy and I hope Germany wins the cup this time.
Lol, that was the only part of the game I enjoyed. That's swagger. Not some idiot repeating swag, swag, swag, swag, swag, over and over.
I think it's Spain beating Germany.
Although, I think it's possible for there to be an upset with Italy beating Germany.
I'm rooting for Portugal(mainly because of Cristiano Ronaldo..) and Germany(Klose, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Ozil and Hummels), seeing how I don't have any real favorite national team like I had earlier in my life(like Germany, Brazil, Croatia just too mention certain teams). But i'm afraid it will be Spain who takes it. Also I feel that the last few Euro's and WC's have been pretty "meh", for some reason I have this feeling that since I started watching football full time(around the mid 90s) football, or national competitions mainly, have lost a lot of it's charm.
I predict a Portugal vs Germany final which Germany will win. Germany play some fine football as do Portugal but they just don't co-operate as well as the German squad to although I'd say they have better individual players than Germany.
England never stood a chance tonight, they were absolutely atrocious and Italy were so much better they deserved to win in the normal 90 minutes. I wanted England to win tonight only to see Germany slaughter them in the semi-finals. Living in Northern Ireland I'm sure the English papers tomorrow will be full of how they were unjustly beaten like they are every other time. Cole shouldn't have took that penalty either why not Walcott, Carroll or even Terry as soon as Cole went up I knew he wouldn't score. Anyway I think Germany will win a tight final against Portugal if my predictions are correct and I look forward to seeing this Spain/Portugal match should be good.
I'm going to predict that it will be Spain vs. Germany in the final... Aaand, I guess, with Spain winning.
Though I don't care much about football, it does seem like Spain and Germany are the two best teams, and I think Spain might be able to get the upper hand.
Spain haven't been at their best so far, I think some of the players are struggling to gel because they play in such vastly different styles at club level. Del Bosque insisting on no striker might be their undoing, Portugal like to flood the midfield so Spain will struggle to get any meaningful attacks without the Direct threat of a striker.
Germany are favourites now, and it goes to show that if you set out a long term plan it will produce results. They've been planning for this group of players to come together at just the right time and they play with such fluidity it's hard to see anyone overcoming then. Italy will do well to stifle them, but they look pretty shaky at the back.
Have been rooting for Germany for a while now and they've been the best so far in this competition. I think they'll get the win against Italy. Spain vs Portugal I'm not so sure about. Spain haven't really been as good as they were a few years ago and they're really missing David Villa to score the goals for them. I think Portugal could surprise us, although I would still bet on Spain to take the win.
I hope and think that the Germans will win it this year. They play the best and most entertaining football.
If Balotelli is as good in the final as he was tonight, then Italy. In all their games Spain have never looked completely convincing at the back, apart from Ramos absolutely bossing Ronaldo last night. Everyone always harps on about Xavi and Iniesta (for good reason), but stand out player of the tournament so far has to be Pirlo for me, absolutely love watching him play