The World Cup Bar Scene

It’s funny that I started this blog 4 years ago with this post about the World Cup, held in Africa. This year, the World Cup is on again, this time in Brasil. I admit that I haven’t been following the actual games much, mostly because of the broadcast time, but I still keep tabs on the matches and the winning teams.

Now we’re down to the final 4 – Brasil, Germany, Netherlands, and Argentina. Like 4 years ago, I’m rooting for Argentina!  Maybe I should start posting about it again….

The Misanthropologist

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the World Cup brings people together. Even in countries where football is not a popular sport, bars which show live broadcasts of the World Cup games are packed with people. Watching a game live in a bar is always exciting, with people energetically cheering for their favourite teams.

I don’t usually frequent bars, but since the World Cup games started, you can find me in one sports bar another during random nights of the week. After the first few visits, I’ve noticed that aside from the usual football enthusiasts who go to the bars to enjoy a nice match, the crowd is made up of these other types of people:

1. Former football players – These are the guys/girls who, at one point in their lives, actually played football, whether in a minor club or in their colleges and/or universities.

These are usually…

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