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World Cup 2010

Seven days to go and everyone in South africa are waiting in anticipation to see if everything will go of well.

Looking forward to see favorite teams like Spain, Brazil in action with players like Kaka, Xavi, Torres and David Villa in Action. And then probably the worlds nr. one player at the moment, Lionel Messi of Argentina. Okay then one mustn’t forget players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Rooney and Ribinho. This is going to be one big feast.

Spain must be one of the favorite teams to win this tournament seeing the fact that they only lost one game out of 45 in three and a half years. That one game was during the Confederations Cup 2009 in South Africa against the United States of America during the semi-Final in Bloemfontein. Another reason that make Spain the favorite is that seven of Spain’s players are rated among the top 50 players in the world. Nearly the whole team. South Africa’s Steven Pienaar is the only player from South Africa that is rated in the top 50.

I had the privilege to cover that game in 2009. Here a few decisive moments that let the USA through to the Final which they played against Brazil. Brazil won the tournament by the way with Kaka the man of the series.

Jozy Altidore after scoring for the USA.

Clint Dempsey after scoring his goal for the USA.

Torres on one knee after Spain losing against USA in the semi final during the 2009 Confederations Cup in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Gerhard

Balance and Time

If you looking for the difference between the good international sports men and the brilliant outstanding in a different class sportsmen there are two characteristics that is always standing out and that is balance and time. If they doing something on the sports field it always look so easy and it always look like they got so much more time to make a decision.

There are quit a lot of them you can single out like, Pele, Maradonna, Jacques Kallis, Torres, Kaka, Naas Botha, Tiger Woods, Dan Carter, Matt Giteau  and many more. These guys just let it seem so simple and so easy to do what they do and have done.

The question is it talent or is it just plain hard work. My opinion is that it is just hard work and more hard work. A co cyclist told Neil Armstrong once that he got such a lot of talent and Neil answered him “And where were you last winter when i was practicing in the Alps?”

Here an image of Maritzburg’s Fadluraghman Davids that i took during the game between Amazulu FC and Maritzburg United on 29 November 2009.

Gerhard

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Brazil vs Egypt – 15 June 2009

Amazing game with 7 goals in it. In the end Brazil won 4-3 with a penalty goal in the last minute. It was the third match of the  2009  Confederations cup that took place in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  The whole experience was wonder full and i enjoy every moment of it. It is really a experience to take photos of some of  the world’s best footballers like Kaka of Brazil and Zidan Mohammed of Egypt.
Brazil vs Spain -01BlogBrazil supporters enjoying the vibe before the match. Taken with Nikon D3 and Nikon 10.5 mm lens.

Brazil vs Egypt -10Blog

Kaka of Brazil after scoring the first goal for Brazil.  Photo taken with Nikon D3 and Nikon 400 mm F2.8 lens.

Gerhard

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