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Yousef was at a football-themed birthday party today.  His school’s last-day-party also has a football theme.  Football fever is everywhere I look.  Tonight is England’s first game.  I’ve supported England for as long as I remember and, in true fatherly fashion, I’m imposing this onto my children.

This is a great timetable which I came across on SomeContrast – please note the time difference means you add an hour to get Kuwait time.  Whoever you’re supporting, enjoy the World Cup!

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It was 11am when my neighbour rang the doorbell.  ‘Kick-off is just after 1pm and we may be able to get tickets – do you want to come?’… Why did he need to ask? Less than 15 minutes later, we were on our way to Wembley which is about 10 minutes by car.   This is not how I usually do things.  I’m more of a tickets-in-hand-arriving-early-to-find-parking-and-enough-time-for-a-coffee type of weirdo.

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… it’s the taking apart!  I saw this written on a bill board in London ahead of an England v France rugby match.  One letter and a truely English play on words.

Today, we thrashed the French.  I say we, but it was actually Yousef and the rest of the under fives team.  In fact it wasn’t Yousef at all, it was the rest of his team. Actually it was a couple of the players who knew what they were doing. The rest had no clue where the ball was, and some didn’t even care.  It was great fun to watch and the weather was great considering the start of the week that we’ve had.

The match was part of an annual tournament  between football teams of the BSK and LFK  of all ages.  I’m not sure what all the results were and I really don’t care.  It was great to be part of an energetic and friendly Saturday.

After a difficult time for our national team in the local media, our start in the 19th Gulf Cup has been reasonable.  I’m getting back into a football mood – which is more than I can say for the crowds in Muscat.  Why are there so many empty seats?

Think football and a name familiar to many appears in front of you… in fluorescent yellow. HRH Pele. The above is an old photograph from Brazil’s visit to Kuwait in 2006.  We didn’t meet him, but he spoke briefly to the crowds.

I wish our national team the best for the rest of the competition.  Think BLUE everyone.

 

It was Ramadan and we were fasting but it was one of the best sporting events I attended in Kuwait. I took my brother and cousin and the evening was wonderful. Good atmosphere, nice weather, some good football (great football by Brazil) and we got to see Pele.

I took many photos – mostly bad because I had no tripod. This was one of my lucky shots and I’m really pleased I got it.