More World Cup

The hours that the games are broadcast in China are brutal. It’s so hard to get up in the middle of the night to see the teams you like to watch! That’s the way it is though on my side of the world.

I didn’t realize that Chinese were such huge soccer fans. After all, they don’t even have a team playing this year. But many Chinese are huge soccer fans and you need to keep on top of what’s going on because it ALWAYS comes up in conversation.

There are not a lot of teams I watch. I like Brazil of course, Neymar is the guy to watch here. And Argentina, Messi is awesome and a lot of Chinese like the Argentina team. I also like to watch Italy and Mexico a bit.

I am so pleased with the coverage we have because if I don’t get up in the middle of the night I can see the recap and highlights at some point during the day and there is always news with the latest statistics.

After the game with Cameroon, and Neymar’s 2 goals, he is officially top scorer so far in the World Cup.

 

Messi, from Argentina is an amazing striker.

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China does love soccer!

Using traditional Chinese skills, a 23-year-old artist recreates images of World Cup heroes on red paper-cutting works in Henan province.

Tiger and lion cubs compete in a “soccer game” at Guaipo Siberian Tiger Park in Shenyang. I thought this was so cute! I have been to this place and held the tiger babies.

And a really important safety thing…

Some Chinese airlines have banned their pilots from staying up late to watch World Cup soccer matches for safety reasons.

China Southern Airlines, the country’s largest carrier forbid its frontline staff members, which include pilots, from watching or discussing the tournament during work.

China Southern is focusing on preventing the risks of pilot fatigue and drinking problems that may result from watching the games.

No risks taken here 🙂

Gotta love it! Now I need a nap…more soccer to watch a little later…

Which team are you cheering for?

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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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