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This is part three of a three-part series leading up to Sunday’s World Cup Final. Part 1 can be read here and Part 2 here.

Netherlands at a glance:

Capital: Amsterdam

Population: 16,622,925

Per capita GDP: $48,223

Press Freedom Index: 7th freest in the world

Corruption Perception Index: 6th least corrupt

World Cup Record (including 2010): 42 matches: 22 wins, 10 draws, 10 losses

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This is part two of a three-part series leading up to Sunday’s World Cup Final.  Part 1 can be read here.


Spain at a glance:

Capital: Madrid

Population: 46,030,109

Per capita GDP: $31,946

Press Freedom Index: 44th freest in the world

Corruption Perception Index: 32nd least corrupt

World Cup Record (including 2010): 55 matches: 27 wins, 12 draws, 16 losses

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This is part one of a three-part series leading up to Sunday’s World Cup Final.

If you’re like me, you are probably wondering which side to support in Sunday’s World Cup Final.  USA is long gone, as are most of our families’ homelands.  There is no Cinderella and Ghana, the last African hope, lost in the quarterfinals in the most devastating way possible.  After one month and 63 matches we are left with Spain and the Netherlands, FIFA’s second and fourth ranked nations, respectively.

What both sides have going for them:

Neither has won a World Cup before. This marks the first time since 1934 that both finalists are making their Final debut.

This will mark the first time a European nation will win the World Cup away from Europe. All nine of Europe’s previous championships have been won on the continent.

Both play offensive-minded, attacking football. Some teams, like Greece and Paraguay are just boring to watch.  They pack men behind the ball… Read the rest of this entry »

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