I was having a meal in a restaurant nearby when a couple of workers from an electrical shop came to discuss with the boss where he wanted to fix the television, to be ready for the start of the World Cup matches. Till today, I have not been there to watch any matches (no Astro at home) and it was after the first few days of World Cup matches, that he was arrested together with another friend for betting! I have been checking on late results to see which national teams are still in competition.
Since Malaysia was never a contender, I chose Japan and Korea (Asians) to support (by way of hope), followed by England (my one time favourite country but not any more since their strict requirements), then Holland, and so on.
I actually watched the match between Korea Republic and Uruguay and was disappointed when during the last 10 minutes Uruguay scored another goal to knock Korea out.
Then, I read about England being knocked out by Germany (1-4) and there goes the hype but hopeless actions. Apparently, at each World Cup tournament, they changed the ball and Germany had the most practice of this new one!
Now, I am left with Japan and Holland to hope for! I know Cheng is doing that too (for Holland at least), being in Holland itself. No, I am not wearing the red dot on white or orange to show my support. I noticed at the Lorong Kulit street market in Penang, imitation Croc sandals in World Cup national colours were all over the place. You can just imagine the atmosphere if your own country is still in competition! When Japan qualified for the knock-out stage, a supporter actually jumped immediately into the river!