Every four years, I turn from a ballet and classical music fanatic to a crazed soccer fan. This year brings the same, with the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Just recently started: shockers such as Spain’s loss to the Swiss yesterday (yikes!), the U.S./U.K. tie thanks to the butterfingers of the British goalie, host South Africa’s devastating loss to Uruguay.
The Asian countries have rocked the cup so far: Japan wins their first World Cup game ever away from home against Cameroon, North Korea slipping past Brazil to score a goal, surprising even their fake fans in the bleachers (Chinese actors hired to support the North Korean team), and South Korea scored two graceful amazing goals against bumbling Greece, winning 2-0.
Asia–fighting! Onto the next formidable foe. For hilarity, check out Gawker’s convincing argument on why you should root for North Korea.
[NOTE: This post was written prior to the South Korea’s loss against Argentina.]