By Aaron Berhane June 29, 2010 The World Cup, which is held every four years, is being held in South Africa. Thirty-two qualifying teams are competing...
By Aaron Berhane
June 29, 2010
The World Cup, which is held every four years, is being held in South Africa. Thirty-two qualifying teams are competing for the World Cup Trophy. Almost the whole world is tuned in to watch or hear the results. Sport news dominates the headlines of media stations, and the topic of our conversation turns to soccer and the World Cup Trophy. We are completely consumed with the news of the games.
The World Cup is not only about sports, though. It is about love and unity and provides us with a forum to get to know one another. The participating countries have a great chance for exposure. Most soccer lovers tend to explore the identity and history of these countries. They become proud of their success and share the pain if they lose. These games help us to expand our knowledge about them.
We hardly heard about the East European countries before, but now they are hitting the headlines. The situation of Africa and South America was also the same, but now they are big news themselves. As a result, most of us are spending a reasonable amount of time browsing the internet to learn more about these countries. Indeed, the players play a greater role than the ambassadors of their countries in putting the names of the countries on the map of the world.
We envy the participating countries. We are jealous because Canada is not one of the qualifying teams. We played in the 1986 World Cup, but we never made. Missing this great opportunity has us feeling really down. We are unable to repeat the victory we scored in hockey.
However, this is no time for regrets. Let’s do something to change the trend. Let’s ask ourselves, What plan can we draft to become a part of the World Cup again? How can we expand our capacity so as to face the big teams? Otherwise, our soccer history which started in 1986, will end. Therefore, let’s open a new soccer file for The World Cup in the years to come.