World Cup Fever

Yes, I think I am having fever, just by staying up to watch World Cup matches. It doesn’t help to sleep at 2100, wake up at 2300 (to watch the 2nd half of the 1st match), slept again from 0000 till 0400 hrs (to watch the 2nd half of the 3rd match, I can’t stay up for the 2nd match though) and slept again from 0500 till 0630 hrs (for prayers).

Of course, if you total it up, I’ll be sleeping for (2 + 4 + 1.5) 7.5 hours of sleep, which is of course, a lot for an adult. Try doing it NOT continuously like me and see if you can walk straight to work the next day.

Ok health check aside, I must say that I am completely disappointed by the level of performance that one of the giants of this year’s World Cup tournament, England, is displaying currently. For all its glory and massive coverage on the squad by the media, they are showing just a mediocre performance as compared by other nations like Germany and Holland.

In fact, I am so thrilled to watch the Germans, playing in front of their own home ground and the euphoria and support from their fans, scoring goals after goals while England, is having a lacklustre display all throughout.

It doesn’t help that England’s striking options is anywhere but F/U/C/K. Seen several pictures of this morning’s match pasted over the WWW, showing the temperamental youngster Wayne Rooney, throwing his boots in anger upon being substituted and stomping his fist on the dugout.

What a bloody spoilsport. Its a good thing his substitute, S.Gerrard scored the 2nd goal this morning to secure England as top of Group B, thus avoiding Germany in the knockout phase.

Oh, and what’s that I hear blowing from far south in Asia…

When the Goal 2010 project was launched in 1999, it was made clear that its ultimate objective was to secure World Cup qualification in 2010. Even if we (FAS committee, not Singaporeans) fail to make it to the World Cup by 2010, we should not be deemed a failure.

Singapore for world cup 2010? Yeah right, blow me another one.

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