For a fairly decent portion of the world, the FIFA World Cup is anticipated for four years each time. Its a month of pure adrenaline and thrills.
This particular world cup has been a unique and very exciting experience for the Guiri Guide team. With partners who attend arguably the most diverse MBA program in the world, you can imagine the commotion and camaraderie around each game played. And then you can’t ignore the fact that we live in psychotic-for-football Spain, who’s team has a [very good] fighting chance to pull through and win it all.
We, as in Guiri Guide, have had our own thrills to combat as we gathered to watch USA go head to head with the England…and DRAW!! Perhaps for the sake of our partnership, its the best thing. Of course we’d all like to see our teams make it all the way through. Go USA! Go England!
As a reminder, if you have not yet found that perfect place to catch the World Cup games, this might assist you in selecting your favorite sports bar venue. One additional pub to add to this list, the Causeway, where we watched the England vs. USA match. It is a spacious pub with two floors in Chamberi a few blocks up from Castellana.
Today is the first game played by La Furia Rioja (The Spanish National team). The game is being played in Durban at 16:00 against Switzerland. My advice is get to a bar early to grab a prime viewing spot. ¡A POR ELLOS, OÉ!
For all World Cup information, FIFA.
If you can get your hands on it, grab the World Cup Special Edition of InMadrid off the shelves, so that you too can follow the tournament like a fanatic.