Who Will Win The World Cup Now That Brazil Is Out?

SOCCER/FUTBOL WORLD CUP 2010 CUARTOS DE FINAL HOLANDA VS BRASIL Action photo of Felipe Melo of Brazil (L) and Arjen Robbem of Holland (R), during game of the 2010 World Cup held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium of Port Elizabeth, South Africa./Foto de accion de Felipe Melo de Brasil (I) y Arjen Robben de Holanda (D), durante juego de la Copa del Mundo 2010 celebrado en el Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium de Port Elizabeth, Sudafrica. 02 July 2010 MEXSPORT/ETZEL ESPINOSA Photo via Newscom

Now that Brazil is out of the 2010 World Cup after a underwhelming performance against a very strong Dutch team, the favorites no longer have a chance to win the tournament. But who do you think will now win the World Cup?

Before we get to the poll below, I would like to add that I thought Brazil’s performance today was dire. For a team with so much talent, why did they spend so much time arguing with the referee and trying to convince the official to award yellow cards against the Dutch? Yes, the Dutch are a physical side and Arjen Robben has a penchant for diving. But those antics by Brazil completely got them focused on the wrong aspects of the game.

Felipe Melo must feel a lot like David Beckham did in the 1998 World Cup. In a game that Brazil had the advantage, they quickly threw it away when Melo dug his boot into Robben who had just fallen to the floor. Sure, Robben is annoying and he likes he win free kicks. But for Melo to kick him so violently the way that he did is completely uncalled for. It lost Brazil the game just as David Beckham’s kick out lost England the game against Argentina in 1998.

The Netherlands today was lucky. They didn’t play up to their abilities but they did well to come back against a tough Brazilian side. And now they face the prospect of playing a World Cup semi-final match on Tuesday. Congratulations to the Dutch.


  1. Peter July 2, 2010
  2. hank July 2, 2010
    • The Gaffer July 2, 2010
  3. Raatzie July 2, 2010
  4. Gary Talarino July 2, 2010
  5. Tim July 2, 2010
  6. Andri July 2, 2010
  7. rej4sl July 2, 2010
  8. Fee July 2, 2010
  9. Gary July 2, 2010
    • Devils Advocate July 2, 2010
      • Devils Advocate July 4, 2010
  10. The Gaffer July 2, 2010
    • Ed July 2, 2010
  11. sharkguy July 2, 2010
  12. kwakwa July 2, 2010
    • Devils Advocate July 2, 2010
  13. Ellen July 2, 2010
  14. SantaClaus July 2, 2010
  15. aol July 2, 2010
  16. Brn442 July 2, 2010
  17. Ed July 2, 2010
  18. Ben July 2, 2010
  19. RVPFan July 2, 2010
  20. kwakwa July 3, 2010
    • aol July 3, 2010
  21. Ben July 3, 2010
  22. Jay July 3, 2010
  23. kwakwa July 3, 2010
  24. shanghtin July 9, 2010
  25. Here comes holland July 10, 2010

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