Just a girl rambling around the globe and writing about it.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

World Cup Fever

Spain vs. Netherlands tonight. Our apartment overlooks an Irish pub called Molly Malone, and futbol (add the accent over the "u" por favor) fans have been filing in for a few hours already. This guy, draped in a Spanish flag, is heading out to incite fans to honk as they drive by.

Interestingly, we've been noticing so much Basque pride -- from signs and menus, which are always written in Euskara, the Basque language, first and Spanish second, rarely French or English, to a huge Basque national parade and rally last night that passed our apartment -- that we weren't sure if people would freely support Spain as it vies for the World Cup title.

Obviously, they do. I wonder if they'll loot and be crazy like in LA when the Lakers win or if the European sophistication that we've seen so far will override the soccer hooligan-ism...

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