06-12-2010, 11:41 AM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Re: U.S.A v England
Originally Posted by Ciara's Dad
The World Cup kicks off in 15mins, with the home nation taking on Mexico.
Arizona should grind to a halt for a couple of hours as the locals watch their team playing.
But in the UK, all thoughts turn towards the game tomorrow night as England take on the United States in the town of Rustenburg.
A defeat in the first game for either team means an uphill struggle to qualify for the next round.
I've given this game a lot of thought, and have decided that I'll support the U.S.A.
No offence to my Southern British Patriot brothers btw.
Must have been a long couple of seconds!
And no offence taken!
Football is all about loyalties and rivalries. When it becomes about hatred, fanaticism, sectarianism, nationalism, though ... Well, I'm out of there.
I was in Berlin for the European Championships and Turkey played Germany. In advance, there was all of this talk in the media that there would be riots, violence (the U.S. Embassy -- brave as always -- warned U.S. citizens to stay off the streets). Anyway, in the event, the Germans won and there was NO trouble. I talked to a young Turkish guy the next morning and he told me he'd watched the game with his Turkish buddies in Kreuzberg (immigrant quarter) and then, when the game was over, they all went into the city centre to join the partying.
When we can have an England-Scotland game like that (or Rangers-Celtic!) I'll think about going to football again.
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