Middle East: World Cup Final Thoughts

Psychic octopus Paul was right and Spain clinched the World Cup in the football finals, which ended in South Africa a few minutes ago. In the Arab World, Twitter users shared a few thoughts on the finale and the tournament overall.

Spain faced the Netherlands in the finale which spilled into extra time before Andres Iniesta scored the winning goal.

For one Twitter user, the end of the World Cup signals an important development. Mansour Fekry tweets in capital letters:


The use of Vuvuzelas has come under fire, dividing spectators and television viewers around the world.

Israeli Carmel Vaisman upped the stakes when she announced before the match:

Mondial finalists are the countries i consider for post doc. Let's raise the stakes: i'll apply the one who wins tonight!

The winning goal from Iniesta ushered good news and a triumphant Carmel tweeted:

I knew it! Post doc in Barcelona it is. Thank u, Iniesta.

From the UAE, Sultan Al Qassemi tweets:

Respect to South Africa for pulling off a safe & well organised World Cup. The fact that it was mostly boring was not their fault.

An excited Farukh Bashir from Bahrain screams:

Spaaaaaaiiiiiinnnnnn won!!!

Palestinian Rasheed Bedusi shares dreams for the Arab World:

مبروك فوز اسبانيا اتوقع فوز مستحق وعقبال يكون عندنا بطل عالم عربي
Congratulations to Spain for a deserved win and I hope we would have an Arab champion one day

Octopus Paul too got his share of the limelight. Saudi Twitter user Saleh Alshebil wonders:

I wonder how much Paul,the octopus, could fetch on ebay?

And in a reference to terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, Michu10 asks:

Paul were is osama ?

Meanwhile, Kuwaiti Rashed Alroomi is already looking forward to the next world cup. He asks:

Guys next wourld cup where???

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