No! No! Noooooo! I shouted as Gotze’s marvelous kick flung the ball right into the nets. It was a GOAL! And right the next second, the Germans were hailed as the World Cup Champions 2014. My mind simply couldn’t accept that. That was not what was supposed to happen! Had I been eagerly watching the match for over 2 hours just to see my favorite team lose? No! How could that ever happen?
That was my very first reaction as I saw Argentina being deprived of the World Cup trophy that at least to me, it so deserved. It was such a painful moment not only for the Argentinian supporters but also for the players whose all dreams and aspirations of winning the World Cup were shattered with that one Gotze goal. They had reached the finals and yet they couldn’t make it to achieving the title, the title that all of them so longed to have. After the match, you could literally see many of them crying over this last-minute defeat they faced.
So you see Argentina’s defeat came as a great shock. I, personally, really wanted to see them win. And, to be honest, my support for them was not because I thought they were stronger than Germany or because I hated Germany. It was instead due to the sympathy that I felt for Argentina. Since 1990, Argentina had never been able to reach the semi-finals let alone win a World Cup. Given this, this match was a golden chance, a gleaming opportunity for the Argentinian team to prove themselves and make the whole of their nation proud of them. It was high time for them to grab the cup as it was something that they had not been able to do for the past 3 decades. But who knew things would not turn out quite as they anticipated!
And, another big big reason why I supported Argentina so much is its star player, LEONEL MESSI!! He is reputed to be one of the best footballers that history has ever seen, with his fast speed and graceful yet witty shots. Having won countless awards and accolades earlier in his football career, he is the man on whom my hopes were pinned and who I believed would lead Argentina to its glorious victory. In the end, he failed to do so but it does not, in any way, mean that he is less of a genius than he is already known to be. He was, and still remains a great footballer and I do wish that in the next world Cup, he is able to achieve that one thing he has not been able to achieve uptil now: A WORLD CUP TROPHY!!