How do you feel so far about the 2014 World Cup competition?
Did your favourite teams go through as expected?
We did not expect Brazil to lose so badly to Germany. Neither did we expect Argentina to clip the wings of the Dutch by Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the penalty shoot-out. But milk has been spilled and now the competition is coming to an end. The focus will be on the final match between Germany and Argentina. Who do you think will win?
Germany vs Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals by FIFA.com
The closing ceremony will take centre-stage with a performance by Colombian crooner Shakira of the World Cup theme song “La La La (Brazil 2014)”. Colombia may not have made it through to the finals but at least they will have Shakira as their representative. The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer is no stranger to football as she has a son with Spanish footballer Gerard Pique, whose country bowed out of the competition in the early rounds.
Germany and Argentina will be making their final preparations for the biggest game of their lives with their respective managers (Joachim Low and Alejandro Sabella) expecting no less from the two top guns. Both will be eager to make an impact with the roar of their supporters ringing in their ears, and the coveted trophy standing just a few steps away.
So near, yet so far…
Speaking of the trophy, the most recognized prize in the world of football will be housed in its tailor-made Louis Vitton travel case as commissioned specifically by FIFA in 2010. Fabio Cannavaro, the captain of Italy’s 2006 FIFA World Cup victory in South Africa, came onto the field to unveil the trophy, and raised excitement levels ahead of the match. This year, Puyol’s and Bundchen’s act of presenting the trophy will bring the Maracana crowd to their feet.
Did you know…?
… That retired Spanish central defender Carles Puyol and Brazilian model and Luis Vuitton brand ambassador Gisele Bundchen will unveil the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ trophy before the kick-off of the finals. The duo will display the trophy before the game at the Estadio Maracana on Sunday, July 13 (Monday, July 14, in Malaysia). The trophy will then be awarded to the World Cup champions later that evening in Rio de Janeiro.
Puyol (left) and Bundchen (right) to unveil the World Cup trophy before the final kick-off by FIFA.com
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