I know, I know, I may eat my words in 12 hours time, but hey, the world belongs to the bold.
Mexico played the first ever World Cup match, and by extension, the first ever in the American Continent.
Funnily enough we played the first World Cup game in Europe as well.
Well, not quite.
The US and Mexico travelled all the way to Rome to play an elimination game for the competition proper, so although is not officially part of the final event, it quacks as a duck, walks as a duck and I say it is a duck. News that the Fascist government bribed the referee to ensure the US won are greatly exaggerated, the US had a great team that actually reached the semifinals 4 years earlier.
English fans may want to know that the US won 3-2...
And now we are playing the first ever WC game in Africa.
It is an honour and the team is good enough to make it a memorable occasion, Arsenal and Tottenham fans will wonder why their Mexican players are sitting in the bench instead of being regulars in their respective teams.
The group of Mexican lads has several of the players that won the U17 world cup a few years ago, so the winning mentality is there.
As for the "bubuzelas" that are so much annoying the UK sports commentators, we have had those trumpets in Mexico since forever. The Azteca stadium regularly has thousands of these during "clasicos" (derbies). So no annoyance there.
Altitude? Athletes go to Mexico City for altitude training. Enough said.
I just hope South Africa does not lose heart if they don't do well today. Tomorrow is another day and "Les Blues" are not the force they used to be (they just lost against China. China!) and the Uruguayans are very unpredictable.
Enough footie for now!
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