I love the World Cup. I absolutely adore it. I know that a certain festival just posted about how he doesn’t like it, but I think it is the greatest sporting even there is.
I love the fact that all of the countries involved are equal. I love that on a given day, Australia has a chance to beat Brazil. Ghana to beat the Czech Republic. The US to tie Italy with only 9 men. That tie was more exciting than almost any other game ever. Who cares that the US didn’t win. Ties in soccer can be exciting. And I love that.
I love how the whole world gets involved. I love the shots of the fans that have travelled from across the world. I love how they dance and sing for the entire game. I love that they dress in the colors of their country, and paint anything on their body that they can.
I love that it is countries that are competing. These players are putting everything on the line for national pride.
I love that every game seems like a huge event. Saudi Arabia vs. Ukraine? It has the feel of the most important game ever.
So I’ll keep watching every minute of World Cup that I can, even if it is in the corner of my computer monitor, being streamed from China, with the announcers speaking Chinese.