Africa’s celebration of the beautiful game has ugly consequences for club sides in Europe
The nice part about living in New York City is that you can learn more about American foes, since immigrant fans of every country in the Cup live in the Big Apple. Took a subway ride up to Little Ghana in the Bronx, met some gracious people, passionate fans, and even a guy who will be wearing red, white and blue. Here’s the link.
Now that the euphoria has faded – perhaps ever so slightly – following America’s remarkable 1-0 win over Algeria in the World Cup, it’s time to look ahead. And believe it or not, on paper, the U.S. is a favorite to reach the semifinals.
Choosing a World Cup squad to support can be a complicated task, particularly for those, like yours truly, whose country didn’t qualify for the 32-team tournament (India is absent, and will remain so till time immemorial). One nation may play an exciting brand of football, but its leading star could be a contemptible cheat. Or …