Like Aqua, I too become a football fan, only during the World Cup, watching a bunch of good looking hot men dribble the ball from one side of the field to another. Not a bad distraction at all, I say 🙂
A few years ago, I remember the Brazil-France final, where a few of us placed bets and France won, much to the dismay of my confident Brazil rooting friend. And he also made me a little richer by honouring the bet!
On the night of the Brazil-France match on Saturday, I had to miss out on the heroics of Zidane, since I had my level 3B French exams the next morning. It was last minute preparation and a distracted one at that as I had to flip between French verbs and television to catch the latest on the football front. After watching the rather heart rending England Portugal match, I decided to go back to my books instead. Which was probably, in hindsight, a good thing since I managed to mug a few extra pages and pass my finals (another yippee!).
Last night, I had no such problems as France overcame Portugal with that one penalty goal. The rather touching moment though was when Luis Figo and Zidane, exchanged their shirts. I would do anything to get hold of both of them (their shirts, I mean)! 🙂
What else can I say now, but â€˜Go, France!’