Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Give me one reason to watch.....

In less than 38 days the GREATEST sporting event in the world will have it's opening ceremonies - World Cup 2010 in South Africa. I, like many soccer/futbol fans wait patiently for these games to take place every 4 years. This round is no different.... The last World Cup took place 4 years ago in Germany, and my family had the pleasure of going ... without me. Tear. This year with it taking place in S. Africa we weren't sure if it would be safe to travel or not. There is always 2014 in Brazil.
The host nation will take on Mexico for the opening match on June 11th, 2010. This is going to be a huge game for Mexico and South Africa as all of Mexico expects their team to win, and a lot of other people are rooting for the host nation.... Never had anyone imagined that S. Africa would be ready to host such an event. With the apartheid ending not even 20 years ago, and rugby and soccer dueling to be the nations BIG sport, all factors that should make the game a very entertaining one to watch. I, of course, will be chearing for Mexico.

This morning I was searching some of my favourite gossip sites, and I fell upon an article that I know many of my female readers, whether fans of soccer/futbol or not, will enjoy. Vanity Fair has put together a brief video, and pictorial for an upcoming issue. You can view this on-line now here : http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2010/05/world-cup-cover-story.html&prev=/search%3Fq=vanity+fair&hl=es&rurl=translate.google.es&usg=ALkJrhiWh73SWMce2RuJG4H0qqdmzQD4gQ
Basically, some of my favourite players are wearing not much more than a pair of briefs with their home countries flag. Never has patriotism looked so good. At least for Portugal ...hello Christiano Ronaldo...
If you can't tell... I'm just a little bit of a futbol NUT!!!! To some people it is fair to say that futbol is their religion. To me, that wouldn't be stretching too far from the truth. Televisions will be tuned for 30 days to any match that will be played, people will ditch work, ditch school, just to get a glimpse of some of the best players in the world battling for that one cup. The World Cup. Bragging rights for the next 4 years.

I can't wait.

4 comments:

gringationcancun said...

Due to the time difference, I think most matches will be airing in the morning in Mexico. How many people do you think will skip work for the opening game?

I'm excited!

Mama of 4 said...

Im so excited! LOVE LOVE LOVE soccer and can't wait to watch the opening game...........

CrystlePiper8455 said...

不簡單..一路走來辛苦了- ....................................................

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

"hello Christiano Ronaldo" is RIGHT! Hooraahh!! :D