Updated: 07/14/2014 17:39

Hundreds gather at CCs for World Cup Final



Hundreds gather at CCs for World Cup Final

Germany has beaten Argentina one-nil in extra time to lift the World Cup. 

Fans in Singapore turned up at over 50 community clubs island-wide to catch the final match between these two football juggernauts. 

Our News Desk joined the football frenzy. 

That's the sound of hundreds of football fans at Bukit Timah CC when German forward Mario Goetze scored the solitary goal in the final showdown with Argentina. 

Germany fan Clarence Neo couldn't contain his excitement. 

"They are the first European team to win a world cup in South America, they played very well, their passing was very good. I won't feel tired for school later because I am excited." 

Shanice Pek felt Argentina could have done better. 

"I'm Disappointed. They were still good, but not good enough to win it, didn't take the chances. I really like the way they created the chances, threatening time and again. But it's disappointing that they didn't win." 

Grassroot advisor for Bukit Timah GRC, Minister of State for Education Sim Ann was also there to share the excitement. 

"We've had residents coming to tell us, actually they can watch the world cup at home, but they prefer to come here, they like the big screen, the atmosphere. I think it's also brought the community closer together."
Many had only praises for this World Cup 2014. 

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who watched the game at Taman Jurong CC, is one. 

"It's been a thrilling tournament, it's been much more closely fought in any other world cup at least the last 5 or 6 world cups. Lots of goals, which people like, but overall, a very high standard of play, I'd say. The underdogs have done well, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, they've all done very well." 

16 year-old resident Tan Yi Hong agrees. 

"There were a lot of surprises, unexpected goals and wins all around. Many different teams made it into top 16 and top 8 and surprised everybody, it's very memorable, this world cup." 

MOS Sim Ann says she's already looking forward to the next one. 

"The world cup is obviously special, if other opportunities come along for us to enjoy spectacular event, why not? I think our team would be happy to take this on again." 

-By Lee Gim Siong

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