- July 17, 2014 - ISLINGTON, U.K. --
Grrrrr!!! The World Cup is sadly over, now we all have to accept this and move on; or maybe be in mourning for four years until the next World Cup. The World Cup is such a fantastic event, words cannot even describe it. The World Cup is powerful enough to bring the whole world together, in this age of social media, it is very evident. Every match day was a global trending topic. This World Cup especially has been touted by many as the best ever, with shocking results such as Netherlands 5 - 1 Spain and Germany 7 - 1 Brazil, it easy to see why people think this World Cup has been the best ever. There were plenty more surprises, underdogs such as Costa Rica made it all the way to the quarter finals. It was great to witness, every game was unpredictable, trying to make connections with past results would have been very unwise. Take for example the final between Argentina vs Germany, Germany were heavy favourites because of their demolition of Brazil. The final was anything but easy for Germany a late extra time goal saved the game from being decided on penalties. What the World Cup showed is that the rest of the world is catching up with football’s super powers. Matches such as Brazil v Mexico, Nigeria v France, Algeria v Germany, USA v Germany were hard fought battles and one which anyone could have won. It is great for football, and makes the World Cup an even more prestigious title to win.
This is why the Germans must be so elated by their victory, a hard fought road to the final where almost every game was tough. Then the final was a also a hard fought battle and as mentioned earlier had to be won in extra time. Argentina would have also deserved the World Cup title as they too had a strong World Cup run. Once our favourites Nigeria aka The Super Eagles were knocked out of the World Cup, we became true neutrals and enjoyed the rest of the knockout matches to be played.
Our team the Super Eagles of Nigeria must be proud of their performance;
we got out of our group and gave a valiant effort against France in the first knockout round. This World Cup performance is right after Nigeria won the African Cup of Nations Last year. It has been a good run for the new generation of the Super Eagles and NaijaPrizes hopes the growth of our Super Eagles continues exponentially. Currently Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) are in a situation with FIFA were the NFF might get banned, we at NaijaPrizes hope this situation gets resolved. Like most people in the Nigerian community, we love our Super Eagles (GO SUPER EAGLES!!!).
So the waits for Russia 2018 begins, pundits and journalist are already writing articles on early favourites and what teams will look like. If this World Cup is anything to go by, these articles might be totally wrong by the time Russia 2018 comes along. The football does not end thankfully, the league seasons are coming up, and a NaijaPrizes favourite, the Barclay Premier League is less than a month away. This again gives us an added chance to dish out more prizes to our NaijaPrizes members. Here at NaijaPrizes we try not to limit ourselves to the competitions ran on our site, we look for external ways we can dish out prizes. It is a simple equation, there more competitions we run, and the more chances our members get to win prizes. So stay tuned for an exciting announcement we have for the upcoming Barclay Premier League season.
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