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The Excitment


End of the game

So this month, I will try to share at least one image per day from my trip to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Even though the trip was primarily to watch the world cup, me & my younger brother managed to arrange for a safari a week prior to the games kicking off. So not everything this month will be soccer, but most of it will be.

June 2, 2010 is when my trip began. I initially had to travel to Toronto, spend 2 nights and then head out to South Africa with my brother. On that very day, I know I was excited about going but at the same time very nervous about what awaits us in South Africa. Sadly the media has been on a vicious campaign to plant fear in all fans travelling to the games, I mean you could buy stab proof vests, thats how ridiculous it got!

The particular image above was taken on June 17, 2010. It was Argentina vs South Korea and Argentina had just won the game 4-1. There is just something about being at the games and amongst the fans that no words can describe, and just as personal remark: South American fans were the most fun, they dance and sing all game long and just make it into such a festive atmosphere.

From the same game, this guy stood out from very far, very hard not to notice him 🙂 He actually was sitting behind us during the Spain vs Honduras game (what are the chances??) and we ended up talking to him. If my memory serves me correctly he’s from Finland and runs some kind of business/website that sells jerseys.
Soccer ball hairdo

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