Sunday, July 13, 2014

World Cup Finals

⭐️⭐️ Deutschland ⭐️⭐️
 2014 World Cup Champions

Deutschland - 2014 World Cup Champions

The German team deserved this title because they were warriors since the very first game against Portugal, they showed the whole world the importance of being a real team and playing together, as a team should. They were the friendliest nation that arrived in Brazil for this World Cup. They were simply amazing!


This is the text that is around on the internet, I don’t know who put these information together, but they are the beautiful truth:

So, 6 months ago the German arrived and:

  • Bought a land
  • Built a hotel
  • Built a health centre
  • Made a football field
  • Built a road to connect the training complex
  • They didn’t bring German staff, they hired the locals
Later on the German Team arrived and:
  • While not training, they were socializing with the locals in the city and at the beach (there are 900 residents at the remote Brazilian fishing village of Santo Andre, Bahia.)
  • They also socialized with the indigenous people
  • They put on the local team’s jersey (Bahia)
About the victory against Brazil:
  • They made an agreement during the half time to slow down, to avoid humiliating the host nation
  • They said their idols in the past were former Brazilian players
  • They were sorry for the heavy defeat
  • They posted on social networks many words of incentive to the Brazilian population in general, being thankful for the kindness.
And they are leaving everything they built to the population of that city.
Is it possible not to cheer to these guys?

Lukas Podolski playing with an indigenous boy in Bahia
The German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer also won as the best goalkeeper of the 2014 World Cup. "He has proven at this World Cup that he is currently the world's best goalkeeper," said Oliver Kahn, who captained Germany to their 2002 World Cup final defeat against Brazil. 

And the Argentinian Lionel Messi has won the Golden Ball trophy. He was chosen the best player of the 2014 World Cup. 
Messi has won the Ballon d'Or FIFA as the best player in Europe 4 times in a row (2009, 2010, 2011 e 2012).

And that's how I finish writing my first blog. I want to thank everyone who has read at least one of my 94 posts. I had lot of fun, I've learned a lot and am very satisfied with the result. Many people from all over the world have written emails thanking me for the posts and it means a lot to me.

Thank you so much!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Quarter Finals Amazing Games

Hello dear readers,

Okay... I think I don't have much to talk about.
The news are everywhere and there is little left for me to say.

You all know I'm Brazilian, therefore that result against Germany wasn't very pleasant at all... c'mon! 7 x 1?

Germany celebrates their amazing victory

Dear Germans, you did play very well during the whole WC, you guys were surprisingly friendly with our people, thank you so much! You deserve being in the finals! What a nation! We all admire your country and how much your people are willing to do and be the best.

The end of their dream
Ok...
Now...
The other game was GOOD!

Romero defeats Holland's penalty 

That was a very hard game, both teams played very well... for that reason nobody scored at all, not even in the extra-time... 
The game went to penaltis and there, the Argentinian goalkeeper, Romero, showed us that he really wants their third title to be conquered in Brazil!

Holland disappointed after loosing the game against Argentina

So we have Brazil playing against Holland on Saturday and the great final will be:

Germany x Argentina
on Sunday
at Maracanã
Rio de Janeiro



Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Round of 16 - Results

Everybody agrees that every single game of the Round of 16 was very hard!

All the 16 teams played to win, played with their hearts, loosing wasn't an option.

They all deserve respect and consideration. Football is improving all over the world, we saw teams considered big leaving the competition early and we saw the raise of those considered small. Football is changing!

There is no ordinary team anymore. We are all competitive. So far there were 153 goals in this World Cup, average of 2.73 goals per game.

Congrats to all of you!

Congrats Chile, Uruguay you were brave!
Thank you for fighting so hard Mexico, Algeria, Nigeria!
You guys showed the world football is also well played in Greece, Switzerland and also in the USA (soccer).

Thank You!!!


Costa Rica

Now, beginning on Friday we will have those who survived to the end.


Germany x Algeria

Costa Rica... you are amazing! You fought Italy, England and Uruguay. That's why you are among the best 8 teams.
Colombia, Argentina and Brazil representing South America very well.
Belgium played very very well and deserves to be here.
And of course we have the giants France, Germany and Netherlands.


France x Nigeria

What a World Cup!

Who is afraid of the big bad wolf? 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Brazilians Who Cheer For Holland!


Holambra

This is the name of the small city colonized by Dutch located in São Paulo state who cheers for Holland!
The name is a combination of Holland + America + Brazil = Holambra


Holambra - SP - Brazil

The economy of the city is based on production and commerce of flowers, by the way, they are the biggest producers of Latin America!
Every year the city receives thousands of tourists who come attracted by this commerce.


People from Holambra celebrating one of Holland's victory

Because of the World Cup the city has been decorated in green and yellow but also in orange. It is very interesting to observe who much people are proud of their heritage. Of course many of them also cheer for Brazil, but there are many Holland fans there!

The City Hall offers a big screen on a specific place for the football fans watch the games, around 400 people get together to watch either Brazil or the Netherlands.


Holambra decorated for the 2014 World Cup 

After today's game I'm sure the city is cheerful!
Mexico played very well, Ochoa was great, but the Netherlands turned ir around and is going to the quarter finals.

Holambra decorated for the 2014 World Cup

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Round of 16: Saturday


People!

There is a lot going on and still a lot to happen!

The first match of the day was between Brazil and Chile. Both teams played well, it was a hard game... and it ended on penalties.

Brazil beat Chile and is going to the quarter-finals.

The team Brazil celebrates their victory with Julio Cesar

The second game was between Uruguay and Colombia.
Colombia played better this time (2 x 0) and is confronting Brazil on the quarter-finals!

James Rodriguez scored both goals for Colombia. Good Job!
Tomorrow we have hot games!

13h
Holland x Mexico

17h
Costa Rica x Greece

Yay!