So the Spain-Portugal match looked really exciting. As far as I could tell someone named 'Nacho' scored one of the Spanish goals, which was cool. Nachos are Tex-Mex though so probably an anomoly. The game tied three-to-three at the end (they don't go into over time or anything, in this part of the Cup). Lots of good goaltending which is what I care about the most.
But the Iran-Morocco game was more interesting, and I'm sorry I missed that one even more: Iran won, one to nothing, because of a Morrocan own-goal. I had to go to a conference at Rose's school today - end of her junior year and plans for her as a senior (!) - so I missed the games. Ah, well. Her teacher showed me a cool clip though. I wish I could find it - all sorts of fans dressed up, and a bunch of people in what looked like the Moroccan section in gaudy red robes. Seriously - it was like they had their heads down in a prayer of some sort during the match. It was a bit eerie, now that I write it, but maybe I was misinterpreting something that went by quickly in a crappy youtube thing from Russia.
I'm trying to find a good video - if you go here:
q=World+Cup+2018&oi=ddle&ct= world-cup-2018-day-1- 5741876039647232-l&hl=en& kgmid=/m/06qjc4&source=doodle- ntp
You can at least see the highlights and goals and stuff.
Let's see - the next game I'm looking forward to is Nigeria vs Croatia - not because it will be a good game, but because the Nigerian team is always fun to watch. Not the best, but there's a joy in the game that the Germans (for instance) don't seem to have as much of. Germany vs Mexico on Sunday should also be tight - lots of talent there. My money's on Germany but one never knows.