Wednesday, 25 June 2014

World Cup 2014

It started off pretty exciting - lots of good feeling and summer joy, Brazilian carnival taking over London. Pretty quickly depressed by England's shocking, although not really suprising, performances. Decision on who to support next is pretty key - brazil perhaps, probably not Holland, or perhaps Ghana. 

We have connections to Ghana. We went to watch their match against Germany in a local Ghanian joint. Expecting not much. Got an extremely exciting performance celebrated wildly by a packed bar - drumming and singing whenever the ball went vaguely near the goal. Half time singing, dancing and flag waving in the street. 

And in the middle of the second half some argument got a bit heated and a small scuff broke out. The lady who owned the joint shut it down, everyone piled into the street and dispersed as the police showed up. We went next door for the nail-biting last quarter. Winning for a bit only for Germany to come back. And despite rallying Ghana couldn't get another goal. Probably one of the most exciting games I've ever watched. 


Jed said...

When Elizabeth watched that Ghana/Germany match, she realized how amazing was the footwork of the Ghana side and as a result has decided that football (soccer to her) is her favorite sport to watch (as well as tennis, of course). But she's still watching football this week rather than Wimbledon.

Harriet (the fshlady) said...

She could be an honorary Ghanian like I am. You wouldn't believe how many people asked me if I was supporting Germany that day ! As if you'd go to a ghanian joint if you were supporting their opposition!