The Best Moments of The 2010 World Cup
The year 2010 is soon coming to an end. Although we are excited for an upcoming year and look forward to what it awaits for us, there are some memorable moments we shall never forget. We have had weather catastrophes, natural disasters, hectic political arena, and a year full of sports. Here are the best moments to remember from 2010 World Cup.
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Few international events are as celebrated or eagerly awaited as the World Cup. Small children, mothers, and even you local movers rejoice over the fact that the tournament approaches. We are referring to THE tournament, where the most talented individuals are complied and carry the weight of their home nation’s pride on their cleats and jerseys. Now, a competition of this magnitude is bound to have its memorable moments. Just think back to when Argentina’s Diego Maradona maneuvered through a handful of English defenders only to score arguably the best goal of all time. How about Roberto Baggio missing a key penalty kick in overtime during the championship game against Brazil in 1994? There are dozens of memorable moments, but here are MovingCost.com’s best moments of the 2010 World Cup.
5) Considered on of the most controversial back stories of this year’s tournaments was the positioning of Diego Maradona as the national team’s head coach. Even during his playing years, the sporting legend was always known for making outlandish comments and providing as least one dumbfounding moment. Many of those moments arrived at this tournament as well, as the thick-bearded Maradona appeared on the sidelines, wearing an oversized suit and showcasing some of the most passionate celebrations during every goal. Needless to say, the tiny, yet big-mouthed figure managed to entertain us, even while off the pitch.
4) There is no doubt that the introduction of the Jabulani Ball helped create some of the most exciting moments of tournament play, as well as frustrate more than one forward pursuing a lead pass. While the debate endured the entire competition, it did stop the now famous ball from causing fits for goalies as well (clears throat…Robert Green and Victor Enyeama.)
3) By far one of the most bizarre moments was the self-destruction of the French national team. It was a train wreck that you didn’t quite want to watch, but almost had to peek at. From trainers quitting in middle of practices to players refusing to play, the team was a whirlwind of drama and embarrassment. Let’s just say that French soccer fans have seen better days.
2) While there wasn’t any evident in-fighting, handing of pink slips, and embarrassing arguments caught on tape, something clearly led to the destruction of the Italian team. Their success in 2006 was not the prettiest performances ever put on by an eventual champion, but they did win using the typical Italian style – slow paced, grueling defense, and smack-talking from one of the dirtiest player of all time (Marco Materazzi.) So what happened? Perhaps it was age, lack of focus, or like finding out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop – we may never know.
1) By far, one of the oddest and most peculiar happenings of this World Cup was the emergence or should we say, submersion of Paul the Psychic Octopus. This now infamous figure originating from Germany actually predicted all of the national team’s games, including their shocking loss to Serbia and their tournament exit. Let’s not forget that Mr. Paul the Psychic Octopus also flopped down on Spain, the eventual champion.
Just like all of the other tournaments before it, this World Cup has also given us tons of memorable moments. Whether it was Lionel Messi, the best footballer in the world not scoring one single goal or North Korea’s magical goal against powerhouse Brazil, there was a lot to celebrate and cry over. If you are a true fanatic, make sure to catch the next tournament in person by contacting moving services and booking that plane ticket.