I’m holding my breath for Sunday’s final match for World Cup supremacy.
The match between Argentina and Germany should be a nail-biter.
Okay, I know. That makes three posts on the subject of the World Cup.
I’m not obsessed.
Really I’m not.
“Yes you are. Tell the truth,” Calvin says.
“Okay, I am.”
Here’s why: Argentina, besides being my birth country, needs a shot in the arm of inspiration and positive world attention.
It’s a country which has a long history of government corruption and mistreatment of its people. And yet, it keeps getting up and forging ahead in spite of its misfortunes and financial reversals.
Argentinians are tenacious people with indomitable spirits. They’re strong, passionate, and intelligent.
And they’re very good at soccer.
Here’s their moment of world attention and I’m cheering them on for an extraordinary finish.
Won’t you join me?
Calvin says, “Not me. I can’t wait for it to be over. Then you’re all mine again.”
Yesterday was a devastating day for the Brazilian World Soccer team.
The fans looked on in utter shock as they watched the Germans shoot goal after goal past their goalie. It felt like a nightmare making it the worst loss in Brazil’s history.
After the carnage, the final score was 7 to 1.
The Brazilians played hard and gave it their all, but they couldn’t get past the German talent.
Today is the semi-final match between Argentina and the Netherlands.
I’m holding my breath for Argentina.
It’s time we had a Latin American team win the World Cup.
And what better team than Argentina, one of the giants on the world soccer stage.
The last time they won was in 1986, so it’s time guys.
You’ll find me sipping matte in front of the TV screen yelling from the fist whistle to the last.
Calvin says, “Do I hope for a walk at half-time, or am I going to have to console you by putting my wet nose into your face?”
Yesterday I watched the US vs Belgium soccer game.
It was intense.
For the full 90 minutes neither team scored, but they did a massive amount of running across the field.
Belgium had more shots on goal than we did, but because of Tim Howard’s talent, our goalie, we blocked all the balls.
Then came overtime…
That’s when it unraveled.
Both teams were exhausted, but nevertheless they rallied for a last ditch effort and with it came the goals.
Things ended up 2-1 in favor of Belgium.
So we’re out, they’re in.
However, I must say this time our US team did an outstanding job of playing.
They’re coming into their own. They looked like a soccer team and played like one.
That’s huge for a country that’s obsessed with the other two ball games.
Most of the matches at this World Cup have been played well and have been entertaining.
And it’s been good that our US team has joined that league.
Calvin says, “It just took them 20 years of practice.”