This post is already late as World Cup is already done with the group stage and into the Round of 16. It has been EXCITING, to say the least. I'm not much of an avid soccer fan usually. I don't follow the English or Italian league, most years I rather just watch Wimbledon or NBA. But every four years, when the World Cup rolls around, I find myself following the scores in excitement, on the edge of my seat watching matches online, and waking up at unearthly hours of the morning to catch the semis and finals. It's lovely to see football being shown at every coffeeshop in the neighbourhood. In World Cup, the drama of sport, and level and quality of play is just fantastic. If only every soccer match could be as riveting.
A note to English fans: Sorry about the thrashing the Deutschen gave to them. If it is of any comfort, Germany's next match with Argentina should be a real fight. Whether the Europeans or South Americans would win is anybody's guess.