On Air: Does this World Cup need a great final?
We discussed this on World Cup Have Your Say on Sunday 11th July. Listen again to the programme.
63 games down, 1 to go.
That one remaining match is of course the small matter of the World Cup final.
What do you think of this analysis of the tournament by one football writer today?
Not enough good games and not enough goals (despite a ridiculous ball). Only an outstanding final can put gloss on a tournament whose lasting legacy will be goalline technology.
Let's imagine the final later is what Clarence Seedorf wants it to be - not a very good game (but with a particular result!)
In 30 years from now, what will be your abiding memory from this World Cup?
Maybe the Hand of Suarez? The Miss of Gyan? Or the winner scored by the same player in the previous match?
Could it be the meltdown of France at the training ground? Or - as the first article intimates -the English "goal" that never was?
It could be argued that none of those are anything close to the legendary high points of World Cups past, which have stood the test of time: Cruyff's turns, Maradona's artistry (both with and without his hands), and Cameroon's charge.
Do we need Spain and Holland to deliver a classic in the 2010 Final?