Updated on June 23, 2015
Every four years the planet is graced with an event that brings nations together. It is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world. According to FIFA’s own website 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 World Cup between France and Italy. A cumulative total of 26.3 billion sets of eyes focused in on the matches over the course of that years tournament. The moment I start counting down towards once the cup is awarded is finally here. It is the early hours of the morning in South Africa on the day that play begins.
The world cup is a grand stage where an upset can occur at any moment whether because of under rated talent, superior conditioning, gracious officiating, or simple luck. Here are my thoughts leading in to this years cup.