I’m not much of a sports fan — neither as a participant nor a spectator — but every four years, my “inner jock-ette” rises to the surface, has been known to don a b*tt-ugly team t-shirt and cheer, yell and emit war cries at the television set along with the best of them. It’s only FIFA World Cup (also known as Soccer World Cup or simply World Cup) that will awaken this creature within.
This year was certainly no different, and the fact that Nils’ and my current love and future home, South Africa, hosted this year’s event made it all that much more significant (not to mention that we had good friends from the States visiting during the summer finals and we got them hooked too).
How S. Africa Fared
Pre-World Cup, South Africa, the first African nation to host the World Cup finals, was scrutinized and dissected in its preparation. (more…)