Monday, July 12, 2010
Ya me despido!
It's hard to believe that the World Cup is over for another four years. At the start of the tournament none of us knew what a vuvuzeala was, and now we will be grateful for the music of Brazil for the next tournament. None of us had heard of Paul the Octopus (yes he has his own Wikipedia page) let alone his extraordinary tipping ability and now Spain is the holder of the World Cup.
For this Aussie, watching the World Cup meant either staying up very late or getting up very early. After the disappointment of getting up at 4.30am to watch us lose the first game to Germany 4-0 it was always going to be an uphill battle to get through to the second round, a battle we couldn't win and so we went home early. Here's hoping that we make it to the next World Cup, and maybe we can make it through to the next round then.
At the beginning of the tournament, I mentioned that one of the best things about World Cup is seeing lots of Lucas Neill on TV. That will now change and it will be less frequent that we hear too much about anything other than English Premier League on any of the normal channels. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.
In closing, I thought I would share the theme song that SBS, our main broadcaster of the World Cup, had for this year, just because it was a really good football song, and incorporate many other countries into it as well.
So now I can stay up late and watch Tour de France for the next couple of weeks. After that, I might have to try and get some solid sleep in before the English Premier League starts up again!
**According to Google, my blog post title means It's time to say goodbye. At least that is what I hope it says and not something else!