The World Cup is over and Spain stands alone as the undisputed champions of the world after defeating an out-of-sync Dutch team. But which individual player reigned supreme?
Uruguayan Diego Forlan (club team: Atletico Madrid) was considered to be the WC's greatest player and thus awards the Golden Ball, while Thomas Mueller (club team: Bayern Munchen) got the Golden Boot for the tournaments top scorer. So which one was the most valuable asset to their squad? Neither.
No, I am giving my World Cup honors to the Uruguayan forward, Luis Suarez (club team: Ajax). Most of you will remember him for that infamous hand ball in the last minute of overtime match against Ghana.As a result, Suarez was red carded and suspended for the semifinal game against the Dutch.
Suarez came back for the 3rd place match against the Germans Saturday night and was greeted with jeering from the South African crowd. But why? He didn't do anything wrong.
It's an indisputable fact that Suarez deflected the ball with his hands, but he had no choice. He had to. The ball was going into the net. That was it. Ghana was going to win; but it was his actions that prevented it, and so the PK was given.
Ghanaian Asamoah Gyan (club team: Rennes) stepped up to the mound but hit the crossbar which sent the match into a shootout. And when it was all said and done, Uruguay was off to the semis.
Suarez single-handedly (no pun intended) kept the match alive which allowed Uruguay to win it.
Luis Suarez is my MVP.