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?

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  1. we admit we were not into the Football until the US was in contention. They even used one of the Museum theater rooms to show the World Cup so employees could what in.

    As for the cats, my boyz like anything that involves tiny things moving across the TB screen and balls.

  2. We love your jersey! Yours is the best explanation of soccer we’ve seen yet.

  3. i think you covered all the important things to know. gooAAAALLLL!

  4. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 7, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I am all for watching soccer balls moving across the screen too!

  5. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 7, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Oh thanks! ::whispers:: It is actually my Team USA Olympic tee shirt!

  6. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 7, 2014 at 7:51 am


  7. You didn’t fake me out with that smile Daisy. You look quite sporty in your uniform. I appreciate your allegiance to USA.

  8. Daisy, your soccer explanation makes way more sense than anything else I’ve heard!

  9. daisy…uh…..iz it oh kay if we ask… three things…wearz harley N what smile 🙂

  10. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 7, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Oh thank you Joan, I like to be a sporty girl!

  11. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 7, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Rules are complicated! It is much better to just watch and figure it out yourself, I think.

  12. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 7, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Hahahaha! Harley is off playing with MY soccer ball.

  13. You have a lovely smile. 🙂 I bet the U-S-A wins next time, because of you! 🙂

  14. Daisy, I have not watched any of the World Cup, but I am so glad that you have explained it all to me. I feel like I learned a lot from you. Sending you lots of hugs.

  15. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 8, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Thanks Angel Keisha!

  16. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 8, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I am glad I could help!

  17. You know what Daisy ?!
    Here in Sweden we think that the rules in Soccer are a piece of cake to understand , but we don´t understand a thing when it comes to American football 🙂


  18. Ha! Oh Daisy, I love your explanation too… the other thing to remember, when the score is zero, zero… you say “nil, nil” 😉

    I was very excited for the US Team – they did a great job!

    I will say I prefer our Canadian “football” tho… more scoring!


  19. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    That is very funny, because I think American football is easy to understand! Just run around knocking other people over so you can get the pigskin into the endzone. Simple!

  20. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 8, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks Maureen. Thanks for teaching me about nil. I like to learn new things, too!

  21. You are good at being a good sport, Daisy! GOOOOOAAAAAL! 🙂

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