Tag: World Cup

Taking it to the streets


FACES IN THE CROWD All through the night in downtown Auckland we had been serenaded by a constant chorus of Living on a prayer from the English pub next door. “It’s because of the rugby,” I said. The following day the GF asked, “What’s that red and white flag hanging out of that apartment window?”

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Proper football

Australia v Tajikistan World Cup Qualifier, Adelaide Oval On the eve of Easter, and the eve of the AFL (Aussie Rules) season, thirty five thousand football fans turned up to watch the Socceroos versus Tajikistan in a World Cup qualifier at the Adelaide Oval. Not bad for a country that only just embraces the world

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