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Football Frenzy!

The biggest sports event of the planet, the FIFA World Cup 2010, has started last Friday, the 11th of June 2010.  Finally, I am in a country where football reigns supreme -- unlike my native Philippines that's living inside it's own NBA basketball bubble -- so I get to watch ALL the games!

By tomorrow, all the teams will have played their first matches. Germany leads the pack with a staggering 4-0 slaughter of the Australians. Let's see if they can keep it up. South Korea also did a splendid 2-0 win over the sluggish Greeks, and so did the Dutch against the Danes (although in a less spectacular manner).  The Brazilians, though not quite showing good teamwork, have managed to win 2-1 over the North Koreans.

The most memorable gaffe so far is that of England's goalkeeper Robert Green, and for his sake I hope someone else (perhaps the Spanish keeper? hehehehe) will commit a graver error. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow's match between Spain and Switzerland.

Till then, allez, allez, olé!

By the way, what do you think of those noisy vuvuzelas?

Related reading(s):
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Official Book (World Cup 2010)  FIFA World Football Records 2010 2010  A Beautiful Game: The World's Greatest Players and How Soccer Changed Their Lives

Comments

dBlah said…
the coverage is noisy! it's like bees buzzing all over! hehe

thanks for dropping by my blog. :)
let's do our best to keep our traffic high and make money! hehehehe

-but sometimes it gets very, very, very tiring...

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