I will go even farther than you, Regional, and say that what is referred to by the strange name Soccer here at home is by far the most exciting and totally engrossing team sport on the planet – after all, the whole world can’t be wrong can they?
Just about every country in the world is represented, so many that it takes four years to eliminate all but the last 32 for the final playoffs of the World Cup….unlike the World Series which has how many? Oh, yes, one country taking part.
I thought that team USA did really well getting through to the playoff rounds and were a bit unlucky not to have gone even further, thanks to the incredible goalkeeping of Tim Howard. I expect to see Brazil win the cup as the home team, though would give almost anything to see Germany take it from them, and will keep dreaming that one day, after America joins the rest of the world in embracing the “Beautiful Game”, Team USA will win the World Cup.
By the way, Regional, internationally it is spelled “Football”, as in FIFA.
Hey passinthru....getting in the spirit I spelled as it is in the language of the home country, Brasil, "Futbol"...
now as to Brasil getting through to the finals...they just got hammered by Germany...who beat them 7-1....giving Brasil their worst defeat since being beaten by Uruguay in 1950....there were over 100 worldwide tv stations covering the game live ......which was seen by almost everyone around the globe...
sorry Charlie....you aint getting your wish there....loks like in the finals itll be Germany versus......I don't know...Argentina???
Now for the second world cup semifinal game tomorrow (Wednesday)...Netherlands versus Argentina....and in case you didnt know passinthru.....these two teams played against each other in the 1978 world cup finals in of all places Argentina...where the Argentinians beat the Dutch by a score of 3-1.....so who will win that game eh???
Yes I did see that amazing game, who could have possibly have forecast such an incredible score with the home team favorites getting totally hammered by Germany……I loved it.
Maybe instead of reporting yesterday’s news again you could give your forecast for today’s game and the final?
Everything tells me that Argentina, as the favorites, should win but I’m going with Holland for an all European final with Germany winning 3-2 to take the cup.
OK...as it is Argentina's Independence Day they couldnt have a better present than a chance to play in Sundays game for the 2014 world cup finals.....as its going to be Germany against Argentina I am going to have to say I would like Argentina to win in a hard-fought low-scoring battle.