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Thoughts On The World Cup

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on June 22, 2014 in Internet |

I haven’t been watching the World Cup in Brazil. Football, soccer, whatever you care to call it, simply doesn’t interest me, and I’m not even going to pretend to be interested to get close to someone. There are enough other things in the world which hold my interest, and the idea of a country spending hundreds of millions to build stadiums for a short-lived sport event rather than fighting poverty and disease doesn’t sit well with my idea of how the world could be.

Even so, I did catch a little of the Germany against Ghana match last night. We went into Verden for a quiet drink together and discovered that part of the center was closed off for a Public Viewing event: plenty of beer, lots of people in colorful clothes with flags and horns and threatening weather. I heard when two of the goals were scored in the second half – but only the German ones since, surprisingly, no one seemed to cheer when Ghana scored! – but only from afar.

Viktoria Michaelis: World Cup, Iran, Twitter

No, I am more interested in things like this message on Twitter. It is clear that whoever provided the source for this information, that the government in Iran is livid, must have someone right inside the very workings of the ruling party. How else could they have come to this information?

Viktoria Michaelis: World Cup, Iran, Twitter

After all, the more public face of Iran seems to be slightly less annoyed. Then again, perhaps I’m not so good at reading between the lines.

Love & Kisses, Viki.

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