I think the US deserve a great deal of plaudits for their performance both last night and when he turned over the Spanish, but what the hell do the Brazilians have to be so happy about?
They managed to edge past Egypt with a last minute penalty. Yes they beat an Italian side that could probably see that the whole tournament was getting in the way of their summer holidays. They managed to just about beat South Africa in the Semi’s and then beat a United States side who’s highest profile player is Tim Howard.
Another factor worth mentioning is the lie that was perpetrated by the organizers who claimed that before the tournament even kicked off that over 70% of tickets were sold, however almost every game was played out in front of empty stands. You can hardly blame them as fixtures like New Zealand versus Iraq is hardly a mouthwatering prospect. The rather cringeful site of Lucio crying like a baby when he scored the winner in a tournament just about summed up the irrelevance that was the brainchild of an organization eagerly trying to make a quick buck!