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World Cup 2014: Ten days of Spanish haze and English daze


English: Joseph Blatter announcing 2014 World ...

English: Joseph Blatter announcing 2014 World Cup will be held in Brazil. 한국어: FIFA 회장인 제프 블래터가 2014년 FIFA 월드컵이 브라질에서 개최됨을 표시하고 있다. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

State Flag of Costa Rica

State Flag of Costa Rica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Messi

Messi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ten days into the soccer (or as the world prefers to term it, football) World Cup 2014 and it’s been a tale of upsets and surprises galore.

The Group of Death has witnessed sudden death for England; Costa Rica wielding the surgeon’s knife without actually playing their victims yet.

The defending champions, Spain, have done anything but defend; their citadel torn to shreds by the Dutch and the Chileans.

(I have not caught up with the games live; the interesting games are played early in the morning by Indian Standard Time (IST) but then there’s always the highlights capsule on Sony Six.  A time-saver indeed and less onerous on my beauty sleep and my health.)

What else?

France appear ominous and are the current favorites by anyone’s reckoning; the Dutch struggled against the Aussies. The socceroos were plain unlucky not to have a draw on their hands. They faded out of the tournaments gloriously indeed.

Costa Rica are the surprise of the tournament; can we anoint them ‘neo’ dark horses ahead of Belgium?

Argentina and Brazil have been less than impressive; Argentina faring slightly better with Messi performing the star turn on both occasions. Neymar is no Pele yet, is he?

That’s about all for now. Enjoy your World Cup! See you again, next week, maybe!

The 2014 FIFA World Cup logo is announced in J...

The 2014 FIFA World Cup logo is announced in Johannesburg during a ceremony with with CBF president Ricardo Texeira, Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and FIFA president Joseph Blatter. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About LINUS FERNANDES

I have been an IT professional with over 12 years professional experience. I'm an B.Sc. in Statistics, M.Sc in Computer Science (University of Mumbai) and an MBA from the Cyprus International Institute of Management. I'm also a finance student and have completed levels I and II of the CFA course. Blogging is a part-time vocation until I land a full-time position. I am also the author of three books, Those Glory Days: Cricket World Cup 2011, Best of Googli Hoogli and Poems: An Anthology, all available on Amazon Worldwide.

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