21 June 2014

Football Fever in Our House

The Blogger and I are avid Football fans. She follows the Brisbane Roar and I am rather partial to English Premier League with my favourite team, 'The Gunners' (Arsenal for the uninitiated).

But every four years this household comes to a virtual standstill for a few weeks during the World Cup. In the cup we follow three teams. Obviously 'The Socceroos' (Australia), and also England but both have been eliminated to make it into the final 16 teams. The Swiss, our third team are hanging on by their fingernails.

Australia was ecstatic after leading 2:1 against the Netherlands for all of 4 minutes, after Tim Cahill scored his second goal with a header. 

Over all, the Socceroos have a higher standing now than the current World Champions, Spain, who have departed Brazil scoreless. How great is that?  

The Socceroos celebrate after their second goal
 The most disappointing result for us was England's loss to Uruguay. Luis Suarez, a Liverpool player served humble pie to Roy Hodgson's England. One could say, he bit the hand that feeds him.
Luis Suarez denies England a win
We record the three matches which are played in the early hours every day, watch match 1 during breakfast and the other two matches sometime during the day.

I'm sad to say that our third team, Switzerland (ranked No 6 in the world according to FIFA), also lost this morning to an excellent French team (ranked No 17),  - 5:2.
Granit Xhaka  scores one of the consolation goals for Switzerland
That now means that if they win against Honduras in their next match, they're through to the next round, if not, they too will be on a plane home. Both the Blogger and I predict that France will advance to either the semi finals or the finals in this year's world cup. They are a formidable team at the moment.