I’m just thinking here, but I’m pretty sure that I never mentioned on this blog that way back in the beginning of Februrary, end of January, we got confirmation that one of our two bids for tickets to the Football World Cup 2010 was actually accepted! :)
Four of us guys, namely Damen Oosthuizen, Dean Stapelberg, Terrance Brown and myself, got together and put in bids on two games, one of which turned out to be accepted, meaning that on the 14th of June 2010, at 20:30 in the evening, the four of us will be sitting somewhere in the new Cape Town Stadium (not sure where Category 4 puts us) enjoying match 11 of the football spectacular: Italy versus Paraguay.
And it’s a win-win situation as far as I’m concerned. Italy with it cadre of greats will be an awesome sight of footballing skill to experience first hand, and I know for a fact that Mr. Brown has always kind of followed/supported/cheered the Azzurri on in these big international competitions – so he’ll be pretty chuffed to see them in action I’m sure!
On the other hand, I’ve had a soft spot for the Paraguay team for quite some time now, mainly based on their heroic run in the France 1998 World Cup when the awesomeness that was Jose Luis Chilavert as a goal-scoring goalkeeper extraordinaire was on display and will be quietly hoping that they pull off another miracle and show those Italians a thing or two on the pitch! ;)
In any event, I can’t wait. Hopefully the game will be a cracker, but most of all, I’ll then be able to say that I witnessed a World Cup soccer game first hand, in person – and it was on my home soil to boot!
It’s exciting, I won’t lie! :)