Saturday, June 12, 2010

South Africa vs. Mexico

Yesterday was the opening game between South Africa and Mexico. Devin, Dave, Chris and I watched the game at one of the fan zones in J'burg. By now everyone who cares knows the score ended in a 1-1 tie. I was pulling for South Africa to win but a draw was a pretty good way for them to start their tournament.

Needless to say, the majority of the people at the fan zone were pulling for South Africa. However, there were a few Mexico fans in the crowd. In fact, the Mexico Tourism Board had a stand at the fan zone and were passing out Mexican flags to anyone who wanted.

To get a little glimpse of World Cup fever, check out the vastly different reactions to the two goals scored in the game:

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