The World Cup in South Africa finally concluded with an anti-climatic and disappointing Final.
The official honours went to : –
Champions – Spain
Best Player – Diego Forlan
Top Scorer – Thomas Mueller
Best Young Player – Thomas Muller
Undoubtedly, Spain deserved the title after their perseverance over the month long tournament but somehow it felt hollow, except if you are Spanish or a die hard Spanish fan, I felt Spain just did not win it convincing enough.
My best and worst for this World Cup are:-
Best Team – Germany
Best Coach – Bert van Marwijk
Best Player – Thomas Mueller
Best Goal – Diego Forlan (vs Germany)
Most Unlucky – Paraguay
Most Creditable – New Zealand
Most Deserving Team – England (going home early)
Worst Diver – Andres Iniesta
Worst Conceded Goal – Robert Green
Worst Flop (Team) – Brazil
Worst Flop (Player) – Cristiano Ronaldo
Worst Coach – Raymond Domenech
Worst Team – France
Lastly, the most undeserving – Andres Iniesta, Man of the Match For The Finals. Unfortunately, winning is what counts. Not fairplay or intregrity.
Let’s hope for Brazil, 2014.