Today the groups for the FIFA Worldcup 2010 were drawn in South Africa. It is a big big thing because now we know who will play whom in the group games - and it allows for plotting and strategizing (and some friendly betting among friends) about the outcome. I can't wait for the worldcup, it is the biggest sporting event in the world. For those of you who are ignorant of football or the world cup, the US are together with England, Slovenia and Algeria. Kinda funny to have the inventor of football (England) play against their former colony (United States) who stll plays a form of rugby but calls it football..
I am looking forward to the summer, even though it will not be the same as in 2006 - last time the world cup was held in Germany. It was amazing! The weather was perfect, there were no serious violent incidents and everybody was having a good time - including those fans whose team had lost. Everybody was just partying together afterwards.
This worldcup is a big chance for South Africa, but I am rather curious if they can get everything ready in time for the onslaught of the millions.
And I'm sure the US men national soccer team will do alright - you guys have a decent team. But it is clear that Germany has to win this time around lol