Posts tagged: fifa

In celebration of a South African airline and a Dutch beer.

Until this week I had never heard of Bavaria beer. Apparently it’s Dutch. No idea what it taste like. Whether it’s a bitter or lager, sweet or sour. I had heard of Kulula, although I haven’t ever flown with them, but that’s only because I’ve taken a few domestic flights in South Africa over the [...]

Wednesday June 16th, 2010 in , , , , | 2 Comments »

It’s official: South Africa are the worst World Cup hosts ever

The new Fifa World Rankings are out and they don’t make pretty reading for South Africa. Bafana Bafana are ranked 88th, having fallen seven places following this month’s 1-1 draw with Namibia (a team with a school teacher at left back). No host nation has ever failed to reach the second round but South Africa [...]

Wednesday March 31st, 2010 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Liberia’s amputee footballers

Before they play, they pray. A dozen men, all missing a limb, lean on crutches and bow their heads. Shouts from a nearby football match and the sound of cars passing on the road beside us fill the air. The coach mutters an “amen” and the men lift their heads and begin warming-up. They move [...]