Football is a sport rich in history and background. There are worldwide football leagues and worldwide tournaments that bring the country together in friendly yet highly competitive competitions. Fans are passionate about their teams through and through and will watch them through their best and through their worst.
For fans in different time zones the passion is so strong for the sport in them that they will get up at insane hours (Like 4am) even though they need to work the next day. This passion is what has enabled people to come together and all take part in the World Cup. These days we can view matches as they happen goal by goal.
Today we have three defining matches to watch. Firstly, Belgium v Algeria at 5pm UK time. Next the all time local competitive match between Brazil and Mexico at 8pm. Lastly Russia v Korea at 11pm. The first and last matches are both group H – so today is important to that group because all 4 teams play and discover each others’ strengths and weaknesses.
Mexico – Brazil Relations
Together, they’re the most populous nations in Latin America and both are regional powers. Although historically Brasília and Mexico City have enjoyed cordial relations, in 2009 Brazilian president Lula da Silva suggested there was “mistrust” between the two countries. Let’s hope this feeling doesn’t rub off on the players or spectators today. Both teams won their opening matches so this one will be crucial. Five-time World Cup champion Brazil has won 16 of its last 17 matches but Mexico won 7 of its last 15 matches against Brazil.
Brazil vs Mexico
It’s anyone’s guess who the winner will be. Although home ground is often the deciding factor with two well matched teams. The Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza stadium is impressive and will be packed with local fans as well as visitors today. Asked to place a bet on the match results – given the results of their last matches, I would say Brazil 2 – Mexico 1. We’ll just have to see if Neymar (Brazil) can pull another one out of the bag today.
Or whether Oribe Peralta can pull another one out of the bag for Mexico. To find out, watch the game and join us in Second Life London to hang out with friends and cheer on the match.