2014 Brazil World Cup update
Just two days after the 2014 Brazil World Cup began, we’re already on the edges of our seats. From the shocking U.S. vs Ghana win to the Australian goal that was scored Wednesday, there hasn’t been a dull moment. Even the South Korea vs Russia game didn’t completely put us to sleep!
The World Cup goes through the weekend. On Thursday, Greece, Japan, Uruguay, England, Ivory Coast and Colombia will play. Then into the weekend, we will see matches by Italy, Switzerland, France, Honduras, Ecuador, the U.S., Argentina, Germany and Portugal, just to name a few.
As far as other 2014 Brazil World Cup update, there have been a few instances of violence throughout the world, including most recently in Nigeria. A bomb imploded on a group of people in Nigeria watching the World Cup. There have also been a variety of protests in Brazil about the FIFA organization and the World Cup games, but everything has continued as normal within the stadiums.
This year, the referees are using a new substance on the fields to mark penalty lines for indirect kicks. The substance is similar to shaving cream and disappears very shortly after it is put on the field.
Most recently, Australia lost to the Netherlands 3-2, but it wasn’t for lack of hard work. With a Beckham-like curveball, the Netherlands swung ahead of Australia in the last half of the game, leaving many on the edges of their seats.
Next up for Spain is a bracket-changing game. If they lose, they’ve lost the chance at their title.
Tonight, Cameroon and Croatia will go toe to toe and if Croatia wins today and beats Mexico next week, they can proceed through to the next round.
What have been some of your favorite moments from the World Cup thus far? Who do you want to win? We’d love to hear your thoughts!