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World Cup Breather Before Second Round Begins

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A “proper” pub on Tottenham High Road

The World Cup seems to be in fast forward. It was just yesterday that the US succumbed to Ghana after an absolutely appalling penalty decision. But life goes on, and the US — unfortunately — didn’t deserve to make it through to the next round anyway. Playing a 4-5-1 formation and bringing on Eddie Johnson in the 60th minute is not going to win you games. Mr. Arena.

It’s a Friday night here in the US of A, and I’m thoroughly looking forward to this weekend’s matches. I’ll be catching the Germany vs Sweden and Argentina vs Mexico matches at local pubs here in the South Florida region, and watching the England vs Ecuador at the illustrious Kings Head Pub in Sunrise, Florida. I’ll be snapping pictures and sharing them here on this blog.

To be honest, the last few days of the World Cup have been anti-climatic, but it’s no surprise. In those crucial third matches of the first round, teams will be more conservative in order to secure their place in the next round.

The second round, however, is a whole new competition and the knock-out stages is as the name suggests. Get ready for a weekend of scintillating football. We’ll be watching it with you around the globe, at the same time.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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