Week one, weak one: #WorldCup Recap

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is one week old. I’m not going to pretend to give you any type of prediction or analysis, as I’m embarrassingly ignorant about those things. I can’t even tell you with any ounce of certainty what constitutes offsides or the specific reasons why the yellow card is drawn. But what I do know, and what I love most about futbol, is that (1.) what goes on off the field is equally exciting as to what is happening on the field; (2.) Spanish-language coverage is far more exciting and way more accurate than in English; and (3.) dynasties do not exist.

Here’s a recap of my favorite things this week:

1. Production issues

Jennifer Lopez said she would not perform at said opening.

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Then, Jennifer Lopez said she would perform at said opening.

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At the opening, Jennifer Lopez’s platform refused to perform.

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2. Peace be with you 

The pope had a message for everyone:

 

 

But especially for Portugal:

 

Nice guy.

 

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Even nicer guy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Lost in translation 

Brazil won the opening game 3-1 against Croatia. And, that one goal against them was accidentally made by someone on their own team. But, someone at Channel 10 thought it was a close game:

 

4. The weakest link

Spain. That’s all.

 

5. This week’s winner is…

Without a doubt, Shakira’s team is the winner of the first week of the FIFA 2014 World Cup. Their fancy footwork before and after every goal is something that you can’t help but love.

 

 

 

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