Here we are. The World Cup, 30 long days and 63 games later, we have ourselves the top 2 teams from the gauntlet that has been the Group Stages, Second round, Quarters, and Semis. La Machina Oranje, Netherlands, y la Furia Roja, Spain, are in the finals. Two attacking and extremely creative teams going head to head for the chance to be called "the World's Best Team". That honor has only been bestowed unto 7 different countries. With this match, a new champion will be added to the historic list for Spain nor Netherlands has won themselves a title. The two went through some tough matches to get where they are today. Let's look at el Oranje.

Netherlands National TeamIt started with the very lucky draw. Netherlands was placed in a group with Cameroon, Denmark, and Japan. A reasonable group but none with a defense anywhere close to the attack of the Dutch. Netherlands won the group with the maximum 9 points, beating Cameroon 2-1, Denmark 2 - 0, and Japan 1 - 0. Winning their group, they played the runner up of Group F, Slovakia, a surprise in itself. Netherlands rose to the occasion and beat them 2 - 1, sending them into the inevitable, a juggernaut match. Brazil vs. Netherlands. A good friend of mine Fidel LeBlanc and I both chose Brazil to win, but the Dutch showed the world they would not back down. A virtuoso performance from star Attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder put them through in a 2 - 1 shock. This sent the Oranje into a date with their destiny against a worn out Uruguay squad, who had just gone into extra time, almost lost on a penalty, and then won in PKs. Netherlands took it to Uruguay, beating them 3 - 2 with Uruguay's second goal coming in the 91st minute and was merely consolation. Now, they are given the chance to step foot in Soccer City Stadium to play in the final against a tough side...

La Furia Roja. The Red Fury for those who don't speak or understand Spanish. This team was the early co-favorite with Brazil for the winning streak they had before the USA! USA! USA!...oh sorry...well before the USA broke their streak at the Confederations Cup. Spain started slow, losing a shock match to Switzerland 1 - 0, and eventually everyone counted them out. However, the true Spain showed up and beat Honduras 2 - 0 and Chile 2 - 1, sending them as the winner of Group H. They had the runner-up of Group G, a.k.a the Group of Death, in Portugal. It was the #2 team in the world vs. the #3, going head to head and it didn't disappoint. Spain took out the Ronaldos, uh I mean Portugal, 1 - 0 and moved on to play Paraguay, who won Group F surprisingly over Italy and Slovakia. The match was long and drawn out, Paraguay playing what seemed to be 8 in defense to counter Spain's dynamic passing attack. However, Paraguay failed and David Villa, potential Golden Boot winner for most goals in the tournament, put it in behind captain keeper Justin Villar to send Spain into the Semis to go up against a familiar foe from the 2008 Euro Championship: Germany. In that match, Spain beat Germany to become the reigning European Champions. Fast forward to the World Cup. At this point, Germany had beaten England 4 - 1 and Argentina 4 - 1 to get to the Semis, so they were on a goal high and were thirsty for more. Spain barely beat their previous two opponents 1 - 0 each. Many picked a Germany onslaught, but again, Fidel and I, both picked Spain and that was the result. Spain held and held onto afro-punk Carles Puyol put in a corner in the 72nd minute and sent Spain through to the Final. Which brings us to the game happening Sunday...

Prediction: Netherlands 3 - Spain 1.

I'm calling it. Yes my pick was Spain in the beginning, but Netherlands plays too much like a team. If Del Bosque, the Spanish manager, doesn't play Cesc Fabregas or plays Pedro, or even a combination of the two, the game is lost. We saw in the last game how selfish Pedro was and how Fernando Torres was wide open to put them through to the Final easily, but he kept it for himself instead of dumping an easy pass for a wide open net goal to Torres. In addition, Cesc Fabregas, ARSENAL CAPTAIN and NOT A BARCELONA PLAYER, has played minimal minutes and yet he is arguably one of the best passers on that team, second/third to Xavi and Andres Iniesta. But it all boils down to TEAM PLAY, not individual. Given, David Villa has carried Espana by himself, scoring 5 of Spain's 7 goals. Iker Casillas and Gerard Pique, in my eyes, are the biggest threats to deny Spain the title. Iker has been iffy, diving late to shots and having mental lapses often. Same goes for Pique, except you can throw a lack of experience in the World Cup atmosphere for him. I'm not counting them out though. And now... my winners...

Right now, la Machina Oranje is rolling on all cylinders with Wesley Sneijder heading the pack with 5 goals, a candidate for the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball (best player in the tournament). Look for him to put in yet another stunning performance to immortalize himself amongst the Gods of Football, for he has the opportunity to say he has won: the Champions League, Italian League, Italian Cup, World Cup, Italian Super Cup, and the European Super Cup ALL IN ONE YEAR. That many trophies to one person is unheard of. Dirk Kuyt and Arjen Robben have been providing deadly support on the wings, cutting in and taking shots to test the goalie with the unmistakeable Jabulani. De Jong and Van Bommel providing that sturdy foundation as defensive midfielders and winning the ball to feed their forwards. The defense has had holes but I don't see it as that much of a threat, especially with Steeklenburg playing the way he is. Look for Von Brockhorst to hoist the Cup for his nation and probably his last World Cup.

There ya have it. I say a Dutch Title and Ruud van Guillt streaking through Johannesburg screaming at the top of his lungs. Either way, VIVA LA ORANJE!

By the way, if you have any questions for either myself or my buddy Fidel, contact him at www.facebook.com/Fidel.Cash.Flowww (yeah I know) or just comment me here.