Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Wonder called Gonzalo Higuain

A slow and steady start is what eventually gives way to an explosion. It was a rather stale beginning for an otherwise an impressive team like Argentina against Nigeria of a 1-0 score. It seemed there was smoke yet no fire as they managed to just scrape through a meek win.

However their second game against South Korea proved the world that they were on the way to become the hot favourites in this tournament. Coach Maradona had more than a reason to be beaming with pride. History takes one back to the 1986 opening game in Mexico where they faced the same team with Huh (present coach of Korea) sent to stop Maradona. The latter faced an injury which seemed to have been imprinted in his memory, going to an extent of accusing his rivals of having played taekwondo. However this powerful win against the opponent team emphasised a sweet revenge against his old foe whom he finally seems to have settled scores with.

The star of the evening Gonzalo Higuain did do his team proud with a massive hat trick as he shone among the star players as the next man to watch out for. While the world is still 'Messi'merised, players like Heinze and Higuain are not far behind before they manage to cast their spell over the swooning audience across the globe. Will Argentina go on to win the world cup? Will they manage to break the barriers of the favourite teams like Spain, Brazil and England? Will Maradona slam his critics in the form of Pele and Michael Platini? Time will tell.

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Blogger KParthasarathi said...

Keep writing daily till the tournament ends on the matches highlighting what appealed to you most.I liked your post.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Thanks KP.:) Will definitely keep posting more on the Football WC.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Ayesha Parveen said...

A good write-up, Swe :)

11:27 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Thanks Ayesha.:)

5:26 AM  

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