The World Cup is finally over after a whirlwind month of goals, upsets, surprises and some unbelievable football. With a disciplined German side earning the well-deserved title of World Champions last night, as well as being the first European team to win the Cup on South American soil it has been an exciting tournament. With Gav having cleaned up in the sweepstakes, we’re feeling a bit bereft here at Boyd Digital Towers and aren’t quite ready to bid farewell to World Cup 2014.
James Rodriguez’ goal has to be noted – it was voted the best goal of the competition by BBC viewers, and it’s not hard to see why. Thanks to his ‘golden boot’, he propelled Colombia into the quarter-finals with an incredible 6 goals in 5 games. His best goal has to be his brilliant volley from outside the box against Uruguay, helping to lead his team to a 2-0 victory against them.
We’ve mentioned this goal before on our blog here, but since it seemed to set the tone for the goals aplenty tournament, we’ll happily mention it again. It is of course Dutch striker Van Persie’s goal equaliser against Spain in their first game of the World Cup. A flying header that began Netherlands long and successful road to third place overall, the goal is simply amazing to watch.
The World Cup title would undoubtedly have been harder for Germany to claim were it not for the talents of their German giant of a sweeper-keeper, Manuel Neuer who was definitely deserving of the golden glove award. His most impressive save has to be his double save against a desperate Brazil side.
Suarez will undoubtedly be remembered in the World Cup for all the wrong reasons, but when not biting opponents, he did play well. Most notably was his goal against England that gave Uruguay a 2-1 lead, propelling them into the next round. Taking the opportunistic approach to a ball down the left wing, he easily shot it straight into the goal, making for a thrilling and stylish finish, much to the heartbreak of England fans everywhere.
With the European Championship Qualifying matches looming in September, Scotland have drawn Germany in their first match…lucky us! As we will experience a bit of a barren patch with football until then, at Boyd Digital Towers we have decided to host our very own mini World Cup Final this Wednesday, with two 5-aside teams comprised of the workers representing Argentina and Germany. What will the outcome be?