Saturday, June 10, 2006
England won its first match in the World Cup today by beating Paraguay, 1-0.
Hardly a blowout, particulary when you consider that the one point was an own-goal by a Paraguay player, but a win is a win.
MarathonMum fans not familiar with the glory of the World Cup-- yes, I'm talking to you Americans-- it is an athletic spectacular surpassing the World Series, the NBA Finals and the Super Bowl all rolled into one. When those U.S. events roll around commentators always talk about the millions and billions of people around the world watching, but that's just hyperbole. When they say that about the World Cup, they mean it.
[By the way U.S. fans, I'm talking about the game you call soccer, but that everyone else in the world calls football.]
As you can see from above, Thing One supported England's team in his own special way. But he'll be rooting for the U.S. on Monday.
Go England! Go U.S.A.!