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And so… World Cup begins!

Guys. I promise that I have no intention of turning my blog into a football commentary center, but I’ll be talking about the tournament every now and then. I don’t know how many of you are football fans/lovers and I have no hopes of converting no one so if you don’t like the sport, stay away from this post. 😁

I still have the overdue tags and challenges to complete, and June is still young although time is slipping by quickly. I’ll admit that I don’t have the motivation to actually sit and blog as before, but I’ll take whatever I can get for now.Β 

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Saudi Arabia met the hosts in the opener earlier and whoa, Russia! I suck at predictions for it’s not my thing – I mean, come on, I’m not a psychic – but I knew Russia was going to bring their A game. I had them at 2-1 against the Saudi Arabians given that opening tournament matches do not provide exciting scorelines, but the Russians proved most of us wrong. They won the game 5-0.

The game started out with Saudi Arabia (I love saying the name of this country! It’s so exotic on the tongue!) enjoying a healthy dose of possession, but the Russians played up on their weakness in the back catching the Saudi Arabians unawares most of the time.Β 

It was a great opening, but the only sad aspect of it was seeing key player Alan Dzagoev of Russia go out with an injury. The WC is done and dusted for him.Β 

I didn’t watch the opening ceremony for I don’t care for Robbie Williams and all those shenanigans, but I enjoyed the opening game. It’ll be a blast if France and Argentina end up as the final showdown, but it’s most likely not going to happen.

Another thing I love about the WC is the fans and today, my favorite fan was this Egyptian at the opening game:

Russia v Saudi Arabia: Group A - FIFA Fan Festival

I’ll save the match stats for Wattpad.Β 

I won’t be logging in tomorrow God’s willing, but I may have a few things scheduled. I wish you guys a blessed and wonderful weekend. Take care and God bless. πŸ’™

55 thoughts on “And so… World Cup begins!”

  1. Thank you for this update on the World Cup. I won’t be seeing most of the matches too but will enjoy the commentaries from other football enthusiasts.
    Have a blissful weekend and stay blessed. πŸ™‚

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    1. Take care, my dearest. πŸ’™Thank you. Lord, I ask You to shower Margaret’s weekend with beautiful blessings and Your love. πŸ’™

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      1. It seems as if they weren’t prepared for the tournament mentally. They have a slight chance of qualifying, but that’s all it’s going to be if they don’t step up in their last game.

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    1. I love football! I’ve been an avid football fan for years and I love every emotion surrounding it.

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    1. To tell the truth, from the very beginning, I thought Germany would come to suffer the champion’s curse. However, Germany didn’t bring anything to the table this tournament. Players seem distracted, Neuer didn’t look his best and the coach didn’t look motivated to win it.

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