It was a pleasant surprise to wake up on Monday morning to see The Hindu carrying the greatest sports news on its front page. The commendable agility in bringing the news within hours of culmination of the gala event coupled with a full report and picture of the goal which gave Spaniards the FIFA World Cup, were laudable. To print, fold, load and deliver at the doorstep within three to four hours is an achievement of sorts. We are grateful to The Hindu for taking pains to bring to its readers excellent reports, with precision and speed, time and again.

G. Gokul Kishore,

New Delhi

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The Hindu deserves praise for the page one surprise — the elaborate report on Spain's victory in the World Cup. While Spain's feat was remarkable, the Dutch too deserve to be commended for taking their team to the finals. The final would have been wonderful had the two teams avoided the numerous fouls warranting penalties and the Dutch losing a player at the most crucial time.

Tharcius S. Fernando,

Chennai

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