…world cup, so soon? er, no…

…this time, rugby and couple minnows tumble couple sharks…

Those moments of leisure. We had Japan catspraddling the Springboks. Now Wales upends, yes, England, England captain Chris Robshaw: we let Twickenham crowd down. Now the USA, for the moment, looking good, 10-6, against Scotland?

…of course, those especially lacking in essential avoirdupoids would settle for their much played football


…39 steps? nope, tiki-taka, 13 passes…

…in four to six years some names world famous?…

Some Ipswich Town youngsters treat us to some almost Barça-like football: The Guardian treats us, Ipswich Town Under-14s score great 13-pass goal against Millwall

…nice start to a weekend…


…saturday silliness…

…after all it’s the World Cup…

The Guardian, who else, take us on a trip, spectacular, and even hilarious. In one case, we see our inferior skills superior to those of one defender or even his goalie; or some players are meant to be spectators.

The gifs that keep on giving: Robin van Persie, Cristiano Ronaldo and diving. It also makes one tear up – from laughter…


…shock, yes; awe, no…

…tenacity and teamwork…

As they say, ‘Many a slip twixt the cup…’. The Black Stars against the US? No contest. Third meeting, at least three goals! That would have been so, if the US were not a team, and a tenacious one at that. And that was sufficient for the shock to Ghana with its galaxy of stars that performed as a team only sporadically, and when it did there was that nettlesome US defense, yet it did with solid success when its teamwork appeared. But why Prince Boateng brought on so late, would be the question of many an even mediocre arm-chair expert (and others).

And, yes, quite a merry party of US team supporters, and quite sizeable at that, considering a country whose oftimes ill-informed US MSM is jingoistically ecstatic in coverage only if the team wins.

So it is a clinical Germany for the unfortunate loser, and a confused Portugal for the US. The question then, Germany and the US advance? Just a joke, Cristiano. Or is it?…


…in brasil today, brasil plays. o jogo bonito!…

…for all countries of the world, less so the US, the game’s afoot…

Those who remember Brasil (won) of ’70, Holland (lost) of ’74, Brasil (lost) of ’82 can hope for wonderful treats to dazzling brilliance this time around. As ‘warm up’, a look back at dizzyingly dazzling wizards of Brasil ’82 with its Philosopher,