The World Cup reached its epic conclusion this past Sunday when Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in the World Cup Final. Germany was a heavy favorite to win the World Cup from the very beginning and they came through with very few rough spots.
It is always fun to see teams like Costa Rica make it to the Quarterfinals but at the end of the day soccer is very much a sport with few surprises. There truly is a natural order to the world of soccer and very few times is that order broken. This year it seemed very clear that Germany would win the championship because they clearly had the best team, and so they did.
But for American fans this year’s World Cup brought many ups and downs. In one sense it was great to see the Men’s team get revenge over Ghana with that opening win but in another sense it was extremely demoralizing to see the same team give away a goal in the final seconds to Portugal that brought the contest to a 2-2 draw, especially since the Americans were playing a much better game than the Portuguese.