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London 2018

I regret to report that my streak of consecutive World Cups has ended. I was unable to get tickets to any of the matches in Russia and thought it best not to try to buy game tickets off from the … Continue reading

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Epilogue, Brazil 2014

Congratulations to Germany on winning the 2014 World Cup! They are worthy victors and the winning goal was phenomenal. In 1994 and 2010 I got to watch the runners-up play but this is the first World Cup where I saw … Continue reading

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Home again, home again, jiggety-jig!

Just a quick to post to inform my dear readers that I am safely home. Once in the air Monday night my next worry was how my old Honda Insight would run after sitting in a hotel parking lot for … Continue reading

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One can never be too early to an airport…

One can never be too early to an airport. I have always considered that an axiom but yesterday I discovered that in Brazil one can indeed be too early. I got to the airport in Salvador at 6pm, four hours … Continue reading

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Statistics, because America!

As my month in Brazil winds down here are some facts which I find interested but maybe that’s just because they’re about me and the World Cup matches I’ve been to over the past twenty years. I have attended 19 … Continue reading

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Netherlands-Costa Rica, Quarterfinal

The final match in Salvador featured the fewest goals but the most drama. As this was my sixth match here, I felt comfortable in the routine and waited until Argentina defeated Belgium before getting on the bus to the stadium. … Continue reading

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Brazil and Pizza

This evening I went out with Domenico and friends to watch the Brazil quarterfinal at Passione Italiana. For some reason the restaurant only opened after the match finished but we were allowed in early to watch with the staff. Brazil … Continue reading

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Belgium-United States, Round of 16

Apologies for the late post. I just got off the phone with Jessica, the beautiful young lady whom I have been indoctrinating into the joys and sorrows of football. She has accompanied me to a couple of RailHawks matches and … Continue reading

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Brazil v. Chile, Round of 16

Thought I’d go to the Fan Fest to watch Brazil play Chile in the first of the round of 16 games. Based on stories I’d heard about the Fan Fest the last time Brazil played, I thought I’d better get … Continue reading

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It’s the little things…

Woke up this morning to a nice tropical downpour. Note in the picture the distinct section of brown water that I believe is sand being churned up by the waves. The storm did not abate until a little before halftime … Continue reading

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