June has arrived. More importantly, June 2010 has arrived. It is the month in which most of the World Cup will unfold before us, and come July 1st only 8 of the 32 teams who have qualified for South Africa will be in with a shout.
Therefore, I reckon it’s high time that we start to get excited for all things football here on the Almost Daily Sports Blog, and that’s the plan for next few days. Between now and Friday week I’m going to post a preview of one of the tournament’s pools, A-H as FIFA dictates, followed by a prediction of how the knockout stages will unfold on June 10th, the night before the opening game. More blogging will then be done throughout the tournament, where I hope to bring you some unusual/interesting pictures and videos and more than just simple match analysis.
Speaking of interesting videos, and to get you somewhat into the mood, ESPN have created some short video pieces which you can see here. It’s some of the finest work the station has ever done in my opinion, and contains interviews with several players who have scored goals in World Cup Finals, including Ireland Assistant Manager, Marco Tardelli. It’s wonderfully shot, and well worth checking out. Enjoy it, and come back here soon for our World Cup coverage.
PS Thanks for your votes in the quandry I posted recently. I’m taking your advice on board and some changes will likely be implemented, albeit not until after the World Cup at the earliest.