After a month of being a sleepy head, thanks to excruciating time difference, World Cup 2014 has finally ended. For a girl who is usually not into football (Except for the players, LOL), this year’s event is a bit of “turning point” for me. Of course my interest on football grew none other because I’m “blinded” by my love on the Netherlands, but… this very subjective interest has led me to put further attention on their football team and football world in general. I started to read articles on Voetbal International and http://www.nu.nl with the help of Google translate, just to understand this whole football thing from the Dutch perspective better. I am also learning their “Total Football” concept, which I think is very interesting. From that I then read about some other football strategies like “Tiki-Taka” (which is usually used by the Spanish) and “Anti Football.” I’m sure if I go on and read further I will be even more fascinated with this football thingie. So to me, finding a new interest like this is a “turning point”. It broadens my knowledge and makes me relate to people (especially football lovers) better. It’s always lovely to get insights from them, especially their love on certain clubs or players. The history, the techniques, the philosophy, the strategy, et cetera, to me, getting this kinda knowledge is again fascinating. I can’t wait to read more! If you have any recommendations on which websites to visit, what books to read, which clubs to put interest into, etc… please do let me know in the comment section! 😀
Sometimes it took 27 years for someone to finally learn about something new. And I love what I’m learning about. I guess my curiosity could kill a tiger. LOL.
So what happened to my favorite team? As you know, they lost in the semifinals against Argentina on a penalty shootout. I still wished Van Gaal didn’t make too many substitutions so Tim Krul could still take the penalty part, but well, it is what it is. I’m still SO PROUD of them, really. For me they are like heroes. I sound so much like a hardcore fan, don’t I?
Well, it is what it is too, hahahaha…
So NL went on to have a 3rd place match with Brazil last Saturday, too bad I was too tired and had very little of sleep the night before, so I decided to just sleep as I had to wake up early the next day. Besides, I was still a bit brokenhearted that they didn’t get through to the finals, and I think this 3rd place match was not really necessary, I don’t see any special meaning to it, but if that means my beloved team can go home with a bronze medal -rather than nothing-, why should I complain? They have done their best. I love them nevertheless! (and love Van Gaal, seriously).
Ik be zo trots op jullie, leeweun! Oranje bedankt!
Image taken from here.
Love, love, love my Oranje squad!
As for the World Cup Champion 2014, well, hats off to GERMANY! They really do deserve this! What a goal from Gotze! He must feel on top of the world right now! Not only he’s in the best international team AND the World Cup Champion 2014, but HE MADE IT HAPPENED! OMG. What an achievement for a 22 y.0 boy who has better eyebrows than I do, LOL. I really salute them, they are really swell. CONGRATULATIONS, GERMANY!
My sister is so happy her most favorite team in the world won. I was on holiday with her last week and we talked about our favorite teams and how much we love them and how we both were anxious about who’s gonna be the champion, ’cause we did not want our team to lose. And moreover she got mad love for Mesut Ozil, so that’s just worsen everything, LOL. In the end she’s the one with the winning team. Of course I’m happy for her but my mind came up with deeper analysis: What’s with us and Europe(an guys)? I thought I was crazy enough to be that devoted to the Netherlands, but turns out she’s just the as me, only to Deutschland.
And we both plan to take the language course this year. LOL.
Alright, alright, let’s close this random ramblings and move on to the pictures. All in all, I’m really glad I can witness world’s event like this. It’s only through TV but I feel so much more involved this year and you know that feeling as if the whole world is partying together with you, right? I love that feeling! I can’t wait for Euro Cup 2016 and the next World Cup in 2018. I hope by then I’ll already be in the Netherlands so I can cheer together with other Dutchies!
All images below were taken from ww.fifa.com.
PS. If you want to check out all World Cup Highlights (and any other leagues too), check http://www.hoofoot.com!
My sister is crazy about this guy… Rrrrrrrrr…
Gotze the hero!
Oh Hummels you pretty thing!