World Cup Football!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Great game, very exciting. Canada's definately not advancing but a good showing by our team nonetheless. Here are a few pictures...

We stepped off the train, out of the station and into the evening sun. Following the crowd, I looked up towards the stadium and this was the first thing I saw. We're in trouble. Her flag is much bigger than our two tiny ones.


Figuring it was just a one off, we headed inside past what seemed to be a decidely high number of Mexican fans. Taking our seats and scoping the view,

we encountered a trio of Bandidos...


And what must have been an entire busload of Mexican wrestlers. They were everywhere.



The teams were already out warming up. A good thing too as it was a tiny bit nipply out. Good thing we dressed for the weather. Yes, a true Canadian can still eat a fully loaded burger with mittens (or in my case, gloves) on. Big thanks to the Admiral for taking such a flattering photo of yours truly.

Wait a minute! Despite what her hat says, I don't think that's milk in her cup... no wonder she was so warm and toasty throughout the whole game!


I'll say this for Mexican fans, they're a passionate bunch when it comes to Football. That's for darn sure. They outnumbered Canadian fans by a HUGE margin and they all came sporting flags, noisemakers, hats, posters, and...weed. Ok, that last one belonged just to the group of three drunken fools sitting across the aisle from us but they made for some great entertainment! What was the reason for tonight's outing? Oh yes! World Cup Qualifying football:




Yay! We're first on the board! However, it didn't last long. Shortly after this, there was a collision between one of the Canadian and one of the Mexican players:


The Canadian player was removed from the pitch on a stretcher and Mexico was awarded a penalty shot!!! Egads ref. What's wrong with you? Were you blind???? Needless to say, we were not happy with the result of that kick...


That's where the score sat at halftime. It was getting cooler by the minute and so was I (my legs anyways), so I sent the Admiral off to brave the crowds and fetch me a bevvie. She returned with a hot chocolate...loaded to the brim with Baileys. Mmmmm, toasty warm Captain.


Onto the second half. We had high hopes for our team and they didn't disappoint. Before long they had scored again and the dreams of a Canadian win at long last seemed to be in the cards.



Alas, the Mexican team was having none of that.

This is the final score of the game. Disappointing yes but it seemed a good time was had by all. The Admiral and I certainly had a great time at our first ever professional football match. And what better introduction to the game than a chance to take part in the whole World Cup process. Suh-weet. Neither of us still completely understand the game (don't get me started on the off-side thingy) but it was a great evening. I think I might now have to cheer for Mexico - at least in the remainder of the qualifiers.

10 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

The highlight of this post is being able to see you and the Admiral. What a pair of hot chicks, hubba hubba.

Red said...

Fun, fun, fun! It looks so very cold, though. Brrrrrr.

Captain Karen said...

Dr. M: We were actually a pair of chilly chicks last night but thanks :)

Red: Not too cold. More chilly and I should have worn something a bit warmer (or drunk more "special" beverages). I think it was somewhere between 0 and 3 celcius but dropping quickly.

mister anchovy said...

I wonder what would happen if Canada ever had a really really good soccer team? In Toronto, it seems most people cheer for the country representing their ethnic background. I lived in a neighbourhood in our Portuguese community and you would think you were in Lisboa at World Cup time. Sometimes, trains of cars would come through the neighbourhood from the Korean community, waving flags and honking horns, and at other times, people from the Turkish community or the Italian community would do the same. It was tremendous fun. In my new area, I'm not so sure there is so much world cup excitement, but we'll see....

Wandering Coyote said...

Great post, Karen! Looks like you two had tons of fun!

Gardenia said...

The only time I like football is when my grandson plays (played). But I think if I went with you, I would like football - you know how to enjoy a football game - no doubt.

tweetey30 said...

Glad to hear you had fun though. You know whats funny is we have a football stadium in GB but neither of us have been to it. We arent interested. Because at home I can use the toilet when I want without a line unlike being at the stadium....

Heather said...

And a good time was had by all!

sp said...

Looks like fun. Chilly, but fun.

Avid Andy said...

oh. i thought you meant football.

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