Wednesday, June 20, 2018


World Cup update!

It has been a tournament of unexpected outcomes so far. Here are some of the stranger results in the first round thus far:

Mexico 1-Germany 0
Brazil 1-Switzerland 1
Argentina 1-Iceland 1

Out of these, the most shocking might be tiny Iceland, the smallest nation ever to play in the World Cup (with a population about the same as Omaha's), tying with might Argentina.

Other than that, one of the stranger games so far occurred yesterday. Japan (which had never won a World Cup game in Europe) and Columbia played in a match that most people assumed Columbia would win easily. But, of course, it got weird.

In just the third minute, a defender from Columbia blocked a shot with his hand. That meant two things: first, Japan got a penalty kick, and second, Columbia would be a man down the rest of the match.

You can see the highlights of that game here (in what appears to be four different languages):

I'm not into soccer or the World Cup, but I'm 100% into the epic Viking clap! Go Iceland!
Yeah, that sold me on Iceland, too!
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