Stayed up AGAIN and watched the Confederations Cup Final - Brazil v USA.
Brazil took it 3-2 but really had to fight for it, winning in the dieing minutes. For a country that is embryonic in regards to footy ( translated - soccer ) it has to rate as one of the greatest finals every played.
0-2 up at half time with Tim Howard ( Goalkeeper ) playing a blinder and immaculate one touch passing and great goals, the USA as a country should welcome them home as heroes. They didn't let their heads drop second half even when Brazil scored 48 secs after the restart.
Yes - they only got three points from three games before the semis, then beat Spain ( who never seem to perform at any final stages ) and were all but written off because Brazil beat them 3-0 in the group. HOWEVER, if they can get motivated like they where today and play every game as if it was a final, then there is hope indeed for the upcoming world cup. Brazil had to score 3 gold plated goals with a basic game plan of put 9 guys in the box and mob it, to overcome them. It was the Yanks who played " the beautiful game " on the night with beautiful moves off and on the ball.
Well worth the loss of sleep and hats off to them all from a neutral observer.
FYI - South Africa scared the Spanish sh**less and only won in extra time for third place.