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it begins – the FIFA world Cup in Germany kicks off today. for the best places in vancouver to watch the action and be surrounded by people just as excited as you, but probably 100x more passionate about football (than me at least), check out BC Soccer Web or WhitecapsFC.
â€œThe special twist making SOCCERIO possible is the RIO on BROADWAY, which will feature 25 FIFA World Cup matinee games at its 458-seat theatre location on Commercial Drive and East Broadway,â€ said Lenzi. â€œWeâ€™re convinced the one-two punch of the RIO as a flagship venue and the formal promotion of a festival will bring people together along the Drive.â€
For more information about Soccerio, try any of the following links: media release, specific venue info, the cause.
For up to the minute action check out the official site, or be lazy…err i mean resourceful and click on the google banner today – which will take you to all world cup related sites AND supply an up-to-the-minute update on the current game (googleness).
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Because of John’s background I’m pretty sure he’s routing for Mexico – they seem to be pretty great goal scorers going into the competition but I just read an article about the goalie’s dad passing away so he’s on a flight home already. We both have German heritage as well so we’re kinda routing for the home team… but hey – come on – there’s just so much excitement in the air I really don’t care who wins… yeah… i said it… (okay maybe I kinda want my pool-pick to win but that’s just because i’d get $160 bucks :p)
I have hopped on the bandwagon with Portugal (i think)after a complicated process of elimation.
My Scottish and Norwegian heritage are not options so i am going for Portugal in tribute of a fabulous visit last year, and as homage to the hardworking Portuguese-Canadian immigrant community. Plus they have a decent team with a chance of winning. Really i hope it is a new winner (i.e. not Brazil, France, Italy, Argentina, England) and a team who plays it nicely.
Also getting behind the Trinidad and Tobago team with Jason Scotland representing for the clan and perhaps effecutaing Scotland beating England (and Wayne Rooney’s famous meta-tarsal).
By the way, i posted a World Cup primer show on Canucks Outsider – lightweight punditry for soccer rookies like me ;-).
Go netherlands !