Thursday, June 17, 2010

Not a football fan but ...


I must admit than even though I usually never watch football, the World Cup is something special. You can find hundreds of cafés like this one where people gather and watch TV together in a friendly atmosphere. Tonight will be France second match in South Africa and since our team is rather in a bad situation lately, this match is expected to be good for them.
Apart from all these little places, Paris is also offering 2 giant screens for football fans. One is in the Charlety stadium located in the 13th arrondissement (south) and the other one is on the Trocadero Plaza in front of the Eiffel tower. I'll try to get a picture to show it to you.
By the way what we call Football in Europe, and I guess all over the world except in the US, is what my American friends call soccer.

7 comments:

Virginia said...

I have seen a lot of people watching the games in local cafes as well. I'm a "real" football fan, never really have gotten into soccer!
V

SRQ said...

Tried to watch one of the matches last weekend and had to mute the audio because of the constant buzzing of the vuvuzelas. Too bad about the problems with the French team. What's the latest with that?

Caroline said...

A bright and cheerful entry! We are all feeling a bit down in the dumps in South Africa and look forward to meeting France soon. By the way soccer comes from the very British "Association Football" that distinguished it from other forms of football like "Rugby Football", "American Football", "Australian Rules Football" and so on when it was a posh game played by British public schools. Its only recently that its become so popular that everyone now calls Association Football just football.

JM said...

I'm not a big fan either but I totally agree with you as to the World Cup. We also have big street screens and it's total hysteria when the portuguese team plays! :-)

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shot! It is amazing how we get into it and the joy of the game.

cieldequimper said...

Oh pitié... pas toi aussi...

Si tes parents se sont mariés en 1965, finalement, on doit avoir grosso modo le même âge, à qqs années près... :-)

Starman said...

I never could get into football, but you're correct, the World Cup is special.