I’m cheering for the Netherlands following my “Arsenal players” policy: Van Persie has played more than Cesc, and van Bronckhorst used to be a Gunner.
It has been a good tournament overall. A very slow start, but we’ve had some cracking games since. Germany’s demolition jobs were impressive, but they weren’t enough to get rid of the Spanish. We’ve had controversy and cheating (Uruguay’s last minute handball versus Ghana, which the ref got spot on). We finally had goals from free kicks and range as people got used to that ball. (Japan’s two against Denmark will live in the memory.)
Better yet is a final that guarantees a new name on the trophy and between two teams playing football worth watching. The final could be disappointing (they often are), but the best teams got there.