I am not a huge sports fan. I like cricket, soccer, basketball as I somewhat understand the rules. I have been watching the world cup and this morning I tuned in for the Germany versus Australia match in Group D 2010 FIFA World Cup 2010. From the get go, the German team has complete control of the ball. Within the first 10 minutes, they scored a goal. Rather, Podolski did.
Their passes are impeccable. It is like watching a perfectly harmonious orchestra or perfect teamwork in motion. If anyone wanted to pull together a visual for corporate training, a German soccer team demonstration will be appropriate. I was quite shocked by their first goal so soon into the match. I am glued just watching them pass the ball to each other. I was not disappointed. At minute 26, Klose scored another goal and what a shot! WOW. They had possession of the ball 67% of the time (so far–it is 38 minutes in).
They are relentless and it is a joy to watch. I wish all teams could work well. I imagine a time in Education where parents, teachers, administrators, principals, lawmakers are all working in the same astounding fashion and towards the same GOAL. To evolve Education to the next level for our children.
This is the first time I have ever written about a sports event in my life. I am so impressed by the German team and very much look forward to more matches. I will update this post as the match progresses. For now, I am hooked!!!
So the Germans started the 2nd half with 2 goals in their pocket. What amazes me is that they still keep trying to score. You’d think that once a team has a lead, they can rest and take it easy. Yet another quality that impresses me. I strongly believe that it isn’t over till it is over.
They have scored 2 more goals in the second half. One by Muller in minute 68 and I was walked away from the TV to get some lunch thinking there is no way they score another one in the next few minutes so I can give my nails a break and eat real food. I was very lucky to see Cacau score another goal in minute 70.
In addition to the goals, the Germans also have fewer fouls. So far Germany has 8 fouls and Australia 18. 3 Yellow Cards were given to Australia (Valeri, Moore, and Neill) as well as a Red Card to Tom Cahill. Germany has 2 Yellow Card given to Ozil and one to Cacau.
The game is in minute 91. There are 3 additional minutes. I wonder if Germany will score another goal in this time.
Whick other teams are you looking forward to watching? I have been told that Brazil also plays really well.