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allez la côte d'ivoire

The World Cup starts today. I will be working during both the opening match of Germany vs Costa Rica and the follow-up game between Poland and Ecuador. We also don't have cable at our apartment, so calling in sick wouldn't accomplish much in that regard. Of all the dumb luck.

During the last edition of the competition (in 2002) I watched 63 of the 64 total games - a feat made possible by the difference in time zones between the United States and Korea / Japan. When the games are scheduled for 1:00am and 3:30am it's easy to make room in my schedule; this time around I'll be lucky to watch half that many on live television. However, there is a French football site I frequent which should include highlights of all the goals if not full matches. Life just isn't the same without watching the Coupe du Monde every four years.

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samedi
Jun. 10th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
I don't think you're going to win the pot, Cathy! ;)
However, Australia is a lot better than Togo and Angola ...
keeneyedgirl
Jun. 9th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
h~ I watched world-cup opening show! But I didn't watch Germany vs Coasta Rica game!! I just hope!!I can watch all Korea team's game!!
flaxendandelion
Jun. 9th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
Germany kicked Costa Rica's ass.

What is up with the World Cup logo? It looks like a bunch of maniacal jack o'lanterns.
samedi
Jun. 10th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
True, but at least Costa Rica put a couple past the Germans. Overall I would say the match was a perfect start to the World Cup - six goals scored, plus another two later in the day as Ecuador trashed Poland ...

As for the World Cup logo, I think the faces are supposed to incorporate a joy of the game with the year 2006.
about_right
Jun. 10th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
I saw the beginning of the opening ceremony last night and thought of you. hope i'll see you online soon.
emma2403
Jun. 11th, 2006 12:34 pm (UTC)
Oh my! You're so lucky not to live in Europe (and that close to Germany)... I hate football (soccer, whatever), it's too boring for me, and the bloody supporters are so stupid and gross... should we swap lives for a month? :D
samedi
Jun. 12th, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
I wish I were lucky enough to be living so close to Germany for the World Cup ... it would be a fair sight better than the United States, where it can be a struggle to even find someone interested in the sport. Oh, if only we really could switch lives for a month! =P

At least (for you) Belgium didn't qualify this time ...
emma2403
Jun. 12th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)
Yes, you're right, it makes things a little more bearable...
But well, I live in a region with many many Italians, and be sure they'll make my life a hell each time they win ;)

I have no idea of your age, were you old enough to be into the World Cup in 94?
samedi
Jun. 13th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
If they make your life hell when they win (as I'm sure they did tonight with the victory over Ghana) you should be even more careful when they lose - with all the complaining you'll likely hear you'll wish you were back in hell! ;)

(At least, that should be the case if WC2002 and EC2004 are any indication)

I'm 26 now. The first international match I ever saw was the opening game of the 1994 World Cup while my family was visiting old friends - and I watched all but one of the subsequent matches in the tournament.
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