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FINALLY, I am able to post my very own awards for the 2010 World Cup.

Best Picture

Fernando Torres with the World Cup and a Liverpool scarf

See it on my ‘About Pickle92 page’. What a message to send to us fans.

Worst Team


Public in-fighting, players refusing to train and insulting the manager who himself was clueless.

Most Disappointing Team


We were supposed to have one of our best ever World Cups, but instead had our worst.

Villain of the World Cup

Luis Suárez

Handball on the line cost Ghana a place in the last four. He then said that his was the true hand of God, and that he pulled off the save of the tournament.

Pipe and Slippers Team


They were an old team four years ago, and many of that squad were in South Africa.

Best Underdogs


Made it into the last 16 after beating Italy.

Best Match

Slovakia 3-2 Italy

Slovakia knockout the reigning Champions, who wouldn’t go down without a fight.

Worst Match

Portugal 0-0 Brazil

Two of the best teams in the world played as if they just didn’t care.

Worst Timing


I missed England’s goal against U.S.A. because an advert came on.

Most Proud Player

Jong Tae-Se of North Korea

He cried his eyes out during his countries anthem against Brazil. Many players can learn a lot from him.

My Biggest Cheer

Tshabalala’s goal against Mexico

Fantastic goal to give the host nation the lead in the opening game.

Teams Other than England who at one point had My Support

South Africa, New Zealand, North Korea (all three games), Slovakia, Netherlands, Germany, Spain and the English Officials (all games)

Best Story

Iker Casillas forgetting to post his father’s £1million pools coupon

Worst Quote

Wayne Rooney

“Nice to see your home fans booing ya. That’s what loyal support is.” This was after England drew 0-0 with Algeria.

Worst Play Acting

Kader Keïta of Côte d’Ivoire

He faked injury after running into Kaká and got the Brazilian sent-off.

Red Mist Award

Sani Kaita of Nigeria

He kicked a Greek player whilst off the field when his team were 1-0 up. They went on to lose 1-2.

Worst Injury / Brave Little Solider Award

Zdeno Štrba of Slovakia

Had his knee cut open against Italy, but still played on for another 40 minutes!

Best TV Pundit

Marcel Desailly (ITV)

For saying what we were all thinking about England, and for his reactions when his birthland (Ghana) scored (see below).

Best Individual Performance

Paul the Octopus

He predicted the correct winners in all of Germany’s seven matches (including their shock loss to Serbia). He also correctly predicted that Spain would win the Final.

English hatched Paul cost bookmaker William Hill £500,000 alone. He has now retired from Football and since returned to his day job in Oberhausen’s Sea Life Centre in Germany.

Zakumi: “Well that’s it then. Our time together is over.”

P92: “It’s been brilliant having you with me during your World Cup man.”

Zakumi: “I’ll keep in touch. If anything else comes up about the 2010 World Cup on this blog I’ll be here.”

P92: “I hope you have enjoyed our coverage of the World Cup, and thank you for reading it.”

Zakumi: “Bye everybody.”


  1. Worst team – France…
    It makes me very sad to think how much better we could have been if we had our rightful place in the World Cup instead of France. After such blatant cheating against us to take our spot off us, they could have at least taken the opportunity well, but they didn’t. They were pathetic the whole way through, and us Irish just felt sick watching, as they were ruining our rightful place in the World Cup.

    • Here here!
      British GP blog up shortly, I’ve been busy with all the football.

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