Friday, 27 June 2014
FIFA World Cup 2014 - The Ecstasy & Agony.
It is interesting to note that five South American countries - Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina - are playing in the "knock-out" round. Nigeria and Algeria are the only African countries left standing tall. I admire the African teams including Cameroon and Ghana for their spirited and passionate style of playing - never-say-die attitude and "playing like men possessed". Consequently the referees may interpret their actions as intimidating and aggressive. I have witnessed instances of their players being wrongly "red-carded" for their enthusiasm and high-energy playing. There is talk and rumours of "conspiracy theories" and favouritism.
Towering above Rio De Janeiro watching all these activities and going-ons is the statue of Christ, The Redeemer with his outstretched hands saying to one and all "Come to me, cast all your cares and burdens on Me; fear not, I will prevail; I am your Refuge, your strong Tower; I am the Sovereign Lord, everything will be alright." Yes, He sees and knows all things; man may plan and contrive but it is the Lord's will that will be done!
Well, coming back to World Cup 2014, I foresee a Brazil versus Argentina Final playoff. What is your prediction? All predictions are as Singaporeans like to say are "tikam, tikam, only". Ha, Ha! Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole......................................................................Ole, Ole!