No surprise that the two most decisive, fuss-free teams in the World Cup will contest the final. That Spain and the Netherlands are those teams... well, that's a little harder to swallow.
The second semi-final saw Spain overcome Germany, but with a goal that bore little resemblance to the rest of their play.
With their trademark short passing not doing the job, they bunged a corner into the box for Carles Puyol to smash into the net with a flying sphere of cranium and curls.
By Spain's beautiful standards, it was a goal only a mother could love. But their ability to execute a Plan B got themRead More »from Winning boring: The sign of true quality