Daisy reflects on the FIFA World Cup
Are you following the World Cup? I admit that I jumped on the bandwagon late, when the United States team was advancing to the final 16. Even though the US is no longer in the tournament, it is still a fun sport to watch. I even have my very own soccer ball! I have a confession to make–sometimes I get confused between soccer and football.
I learned a lot watching the soccer games on TV. In case you’re not a soccer fan, here are the important things you need to know:
- You get to wear a comfy-looking uniform with baggy shorts and a tee shirt. Unfortunately, you have to wear it with knee socks.
- The current World Cup is being held in Brazil, which looks like a fun place!
- FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association. You can say it with a foreign accent and sound very cultured and smart.
- The FIFA World Cup trophy is not a cup! It’s an 18 karat gold statue with two guys holding the world. Hey! Maybe that’s why it’s called the World Cup.
- The rules are a little bit complicated, so it’s best just to eat some snacks and enjoy watching the athletes running around.
- The most important thing you must know: When a player scores, you should shout out “GOOOOoooooaaaaaaaaallllllllll!
I am sad that my team was eliminated from the competition, but proud that they made it as far as they did. The most important thing to learn is to be a Good Sport. Being a Good Sport means you have to smile and pretend to be happy even when you do not win. Can you tell my smile is fake?