Yep, in just a few more days we’re going to be hit by the World Cup Fever. This happens every year and every year it’s held in a different country. Just like the Olympics is. Unlike the Olympics though it only involves one sport! Of course that sport is soccer, even though most Europeans and the Poms refer to it as football. Probably because they don’t actually offer real football as a sport.
This year, Fifa’s World Cup is to be held in Brazil. Now, it’s not unusual for some sort of violence to erupt around a soccer game but this usually happens around the spectators and not on the field as happened during one amateur soccer game in Brazil last year.
As you will read in this article from the Daily Mail it occurred on June 30th 2013 at Pius XII stadium in Maranhao, northeastern Brazil. Apparently when the referee expelled one of the players, Josemir Santos Abreu aged 31. Not happy with the decision Josemir pushed the 20 year old referee, Otavio Jordao da Silva, to the ground. When he got up Otavio stabbed Josemir in the chest. He died on the way to the hospital.
Players and fans then rush the referee tying him up and eventually killing him. He was stabbed with his own knife and then, get this, someone cut his head off using a sickle! OK, the referee carrying a knife is one thing but who in hell would bring a sickle to a soccer game?
Let’s hope something like this doesn’t happen in the 2014 World Cup!
World Cup Iron Man
On a lighter note, this years World Cup is going to be open by Brazil’s very own Iron Man! Let me tell you though Brazil’s Iron man looks nothing like the Iron Man we’re all accustomed to. Also, unlike Tony Stark, the man wearing the suit is a paraplegic.
The futuristic exoskeleton was designed by Brazilian neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis who used the help of a team of 156 scientists from around the world to bring the ‘Iron Man’ suit to a reality.
What is unique about this suit is that the paraplegics own brain will be controlling it! So, on Thursday 12th 2014 in San Paolo Brazil and unknown paraplegic will start the 2014 World Cup with the first kick of the match.
Seeing how the World Cup is so popular it’s only natural that I use my latest niche blog to capitalise on it. So far I’ve written two posts, World Cup And Responsible Gambling and the Double Chance Bet? What Is A Double Chance Bet
So, tell me, are you a World Cup fan and will you be placing any bets this year?