Nigeria, Didier, and the World Cup
If you have not been following the 2018 World Cup this year, you have been missing out.
15:47 25 June 2018
On the World Stage
If you have not been following the 2018 World Cup this year, you have been missing out. The games have only just started to ramp up, and there have already been quite a few nail biters, upsets, and jaw-dropping plays that football fans from all over the world love to see. One of the things that makes the cup so special is that it is on the world stage, and everyone stops what they are doing to watch each country compete for the glory of bringing home the gold.
Even after great games like Spain vs. Iran, and Argentina vs. Croatia, there are still so many good ones coming up. Belgium vs. Tunisia promises to be a rousing affair as well. So make sure you stay connected so you don’t miss a moment of the action.
Studying the Stats
The excitement is in full bloom as everyone’s favorite players take the field and clash with long-time rivals to see who can talk the talk, and who can walk the walk. There is so much that goes on during the World Cup, and a lot of it happens behind the scenes. The lifeblood of the World Cup, what makes it possible is the economy around it. Things like merchandise and betting help fund the event. That is why after every game you will hear about devoted fans, bookies, and betters studying the stats, looking for those betting strategies that will put them ahead of the pack.
An Entertaining Affair
There are few things out there that get people more excited than competition at such a high level on a world stage. Football is one of the most popular, storied, and played games in the entire world. That is why when it comes to the World Cup, you can bet fans take it pretty seriously.
The important thing to remember though is that above all it is about the game, and about entertainment. Competition breeds greatness, but it also breeds comradery, humility, and shows us all what we are capable of when we work together.
Discussion with Didier
Didier Drogba, BBC sports columnist had a lot to say about the World Cup after watching a few of the preliminary games unfold. Drogba has been a bit disappointed with Africa’s performance thus far in the World Cup. Though some promise was showed, rekindling his hope when Nigeria beat out Iceland in their most recent game. Didier comments that Nigeria played with a ferociousness in the second half of their game with Iceland that was lacking when they went up against Croatia, who has been making a strong showing this year.
Didier was particularly impressed with Nigeria’s aggressive and fast-paced play, which caught Iceland off guard. Nigeria got Iceland off balance, then followed through to take advantage and knock them down to clinch the victory. Didier attributes the win to the team’s solidarity. He says, “You need to keep your identity as a team.” If Nigeria continues to play their version of football, Didier expects good things from them moving forward.
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