Grande Chile! Chile is now 2 for 2 in the first round of the World Cup!
Who knew I liked fútbol? Certainly not me–I had no idea! But there I was this morning on my feet, cheering for Chile, yelling at the referee, complaining about all the theatrics the Swiss were pulling, and jumping for joy when Chile scored the goal that won them their second game in this, the first round of the 2010 World Cup.
Sure, I admit to being thoroughly indignant (yes, and ignorant) about that first canceled goal (damn off-sides rule!)… and now, trying to figure out the math about how there could be any possibility that Chile NOT go on to the next round (none of the other teams in its group have won 2 out of 2)…but I’ll leave that for those who really do know what they’re talking about…
So now comes the celebrating–Plaza Italia is already full, the cars and buses whizzing past my house are waving flags and blowing their horns, and everyone–everyone–is smiling! Makes me happy to see Chile so happy! I wish you all could HEAR the sound of all of Santiago celebrating right now!
So C’mon Chile–1 more to go! Friday. 2:30 PM Chile vs Spain (Switzerland and Honduras at the same time)… ¡¡Vamos que se puede!!
For up to date coverage see: CBC World Cup Chile (in English) and
La Tercera Copa 2010 (en español)–includes live streaming from Plaza Italia in Santiago.