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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Football fever

I've blogged on this year's World Cup before, and no doubt will again. This afternoon's England-Paraguay game ended on an underwhelming note, so I probably did the right thing by watching it at home and avoiding a shared national experience on the big screen down the road at Canary Wharf.*

Mind you, this might disqualify me from holding forth on the national game/national character in Canada's National Post, where 'soccer' as they call it is somewhere below hockey but above lacrosse in the nation's affections.

*From the BBC: "up to 200 football fans also were caught up in a brawl during a big screen showing in the shadow of Canary Wharf in London docklands, Scotland Yard said. Six people were left with minor injuries and were treated at the scene by an ambulance crew."


Blogger Bajoulo said...

“A Dra. Quitéria Barbuda consegue hoje cativar uma gente a quem o moribundo Aspirina já não tem nada a dizer. A RIAPA é um analgésico para a alma, um pequeno porto de abrigo em que tudo o que era sólido se dissolveu no ar.”

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