Wednesday, July 12, 2006

World Cup 2006

World Cup 2006With the recent completion of World Cup 2006 I wanted to say a couple of words about football (better known as soccer for Americans). I’m not going to claim to know or understand much, since my soccer fan career is only one month old. This was actually the first time that we watched anything sports related.

Initially we started rooting for Ukraine, and they managed to get quite a bit farther then anybody expected, but I guess everyone realized that they were bound to get kicked out. After that we started rooting for Brazil, which got kicked out by France in the very first game after we became their fans. I guess that was quite a big surprise for many people. I felt bad enough for Spain losing to France as it is. Then after that we became Portugal fans, which was promptly kicked out by France too! I think we’ve caused a lot of bad luck to some of the teams. )

In the final we decided that we were going to root for Italy, since Mike was and is a huge Italy fan since, I think, he can remember himself. We invited him, Eldar and Maruks to watch the game with us on our big screen TV. Maruks couldn’t make it since they had already invited their parents to watch the game at their house. We bought ourselves some beer, corn chips, some salsa and lots of sunflower seeds.

All in all it was a fun game, and finally somebody who we were rooting for won. Mike would jump up every time and start jumping on the floor clapping hands after the goals. I thought that he was bound to end up on the 5th floor eventually (we live on the 6th), but luckily the floors took all the punishment without any problems.

One of the strangest things was a very foolish way that Zidane chose to end his career. No matter what that Italian guy has told him he should’ve restrained himself. Scoring another goal would be a much bigger punishment for Italians then bashing the guy in with his head and getting removed from the field.

There is really not much more I can say about it all besides the fact that we’ll probably be watching the next time World Cup comes around in 2010. On an interesting note I should say that Mike has made plenty of bets throughout the tournament. First he and Eldar made a bet about a winning team. Eldar said that it would be Brazil and Mike said that it would be some European team. So now Eldar owes Mike 5 dinners. Then Mike made a bet with his barber about the fact that Italy will win, so he gets a free hair cut. And he also made the same bet with someone on the free lunch. He’s got a lot of collecting to do now. Maybe now is a good time for him to go to Vegas and bet on something else. )
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