You would agree with me that there’s truly no other sports event on the planet that comes close to the excitement, passion, pride, and nationalism of the World Cup. People become friends in seconds and everyone comfortably talks to strangers (I’ve been on the receiving end in the past few days)
A lot has been going on at the ongoing 2014 world cup in Brazil. Lots of surprises as well – from the Champion of Africa playing so terribly at the first game , to the Famous Daniel Sturridge Dance, to world class saves by the likes of Mexican goal keeper, to Japanese fans cleaning the stadium after a world cup defeat …and so on. The shocker so far has been the early exist of Spain out of World Cup before Algeria, Ghana and Nigeria.
Not sure, but I hear Spain are Blaming their loss last night on the weather. Apparently it was to ‘Chile’.
Who would have thought the Defending Champions would be out of the competition so early?
As we continue to celebrate victories (go Naija!) and embrace defeats over the next week, here are a few things we can grab from the world cup thus far:
The Best Does not always win – I’m sure Spain never expected to lose so badly, but they did. So if you think everyone out there is way better than you are or your businesses will not get better, then it’s time to have a rethink and work harder on sharpening your skills and refining your business strategy. You might just be the next’ Chile’ to beat your competition.
Always keep your goals in front of you & your fears behind you –Van Persie, Robben, Neymer
and have all shown this so far in the world cup. It’s important to set goals and strive each day towards achieving them. Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. Peter Odemwinge
Even if it doesn’t go in, each shot is worth the effort –
If you knew your shot wasn’t going to be a goal, would you take it? Of course! A striker keeps trying until he eventually buries it. Giving up shouldn’t be an option. It’s important we keep trying and giving our best until we achieve what we are set out to achieve. (Super eagles take note)
3. Acknowledge assists, but take credit for your goals.
Finally, keep your surroundings clean! I read on a friend’s blog how Japanese fans displayed their impeccable class on Saturday when, having been soundly beaten by the Ivory Coast, they stayed behind and tidied up the stadium. I thought that was awesome – Great sporting etiquette and moral standing.
That singular act reiterates the importance of always maintaining a clean environment.
Back to the Japanese fans.. If that is how they commiserate… how on earth do they celebrate? Replant the entire pitch? or maybe Clean an entire city of Rio..
What do you enjoy most about the world cup? Share with us!