Jorge in Brazil
The World Cup; it’s supposed to be one of the world’s best sporting competitions, so I guess it might be wise to take an interest in order to join in with the debate. Although there might be something better on TV and the games this year kick off in the early hours of the morning, it seems to be what everyone is talking about and I’m out of the loop if I just stand idly by and avoid getting involved. So, here is what I have taken away from football’s biggest event so far.
Watching EVERY match
It doesn’t matter if it’s your native country, or two sides such as Nigeria and Iran (who, by the way, contested one of the few boring matches I have seen this tournament) you just have to watch the games. And you can’t switch off either, oh no, because then you might miss something. So, despite it being mind-numbingly boring and barely relevant to your existence, you simply stick it out and watch more football.
Every ‘footballing expert’ I know has decided to throw some money down throughout this tournament. Again, it doesn’t matter who is playing and what time, they all think they know who will win, who will score and so on. I have seen some winners though, but whenever I decide to have a small punt it usually ends in tears. I think if I studied the teams before the match, which is a scrutinising amount of effort considering I am a newcomer to the World Cup, I might have actually have a winning chance. I have noticed however, that if you use casino guide sites, such as http://www.bonuswire.com/, then you can take advantage of some brilliant offers and promotions such as free bets, which are vital when you are just joining in for the fun! Also, if you win, then you meet most, if not all of the requirements to consider yourself a ‘footballing expert’…
Lots of handsome men out there, but, as always, they have been thrown in with some of the more bizarre looking men I have ever seen. World beating Cristiano Ronaldo has expectedly made my list of ‘players to watch’ (however, unlike many others lists, it’s not for his footballing skills) while others such as Diego Godin (whose name I learned when watching Uruguay defeat England) are on my ‘no-go’ list. Either way, it’s hard to deny that sitting down to watch 90 minutes of football, all the while adding to these lists, can make the games quite humorous. In fact, if you add in some of the commentary and the bizarre refereeing decisions that have plagued this tournament, then you have a minor circus act on your hands!