Tonight the USA takes on Ghana, Africa’s lone representative still standing in the World Cup tournament. Suddenly, it seems, all fans of African teams are uniting behind the Black Stars so that the Americans will face a serious battle for support.
After hosts Bafana Bafana were eliminated, despite beating France, and Ivory Coast failed to advance, it was left to Ghana to represent the host continent. Although they lost to Germany in Soccer City in their last match, the Black Stars still made it through.
Word on the street here is that there is a glut of tickets still available, previously owned by English fans who thought they would be attending this game. It didn’t work out quite as they thought so it’s now USA vs. Africa.
The biggest surprises here are of course France not making it through and a ridiculous show of “sportsmanship” when its coach refused to shake hands after losing to the South Africans and Italy being sent home by Slovakia. The Azzuri fans don’t know what hit them.
After today’s match, I head to Mexico/Argentina which should be an amazing showdown!
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Written by Stephanie Geosits