Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A scintillating start to the World Cup

From where I sit it looks like this is shaping up to be a fantastic World Cup...

I'm not even sure where to start. We are a week into the tournament and several delightful things have been established. Don't count on the favorites. Spain is out, Brazil was held to a 0-0 draw by Mexico, Cameroon is imploding and it looks like the Dutch can score at will. That being said, Holland is also riding another trend from Brazil. Come backs. We have seen seven games were the trailing team has fought back to win. Add to that the number of late goals and it's a recipe for excitement. Fully 25 goals have been scored in the last 30 minutes, nine of which came in the last 10, four in stoppage time at the end of the 90. All this has given fans every reason to stay tuned in. We are only just starting the 2nd round of matches and this excitement is already playing out. It's exactly what FIFA needs to distract from the rest of the political and sociological issues surrounding the tournament.

At least that's how I see it, and I sit in the cheap seats.

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