The World Cup came to a magnificent end with Spain taking home the trophy for the first time and I have to say it was an amazing 30 days of football. I didn't really follow all 64 matches but I did watch many of them and I have to say it was an amazing experience.
My earliest memories of World Cup is probably of the 1990 World Cup when my Dad taught me pretty much everything about the game and West Germany walked away with the cup. I think I must have watched every World Cup since then with my Dad or friends. For the first time this year I didn't have company to watch the games for the first 15 days and I wondered if it would be as much fun watching alone. For a few months before the games started I looked around for company but nothing really materialized and I let it be. And then I discovered the magic of internet, many of my friends who I have watched the game with years ago and who loved the game as much were online during the match. It was a perfect arrangement. We watched the games, discussed the moves, cheered for teams and wept when our favorites lost all online. It was fun and the same familiar feeling. Luckily for me I watched the final pretty much offline with a great friend on a big screen.
Technology has always been a blessing for a geek like me but after this World Cup I think I strongly feel that no matter where I am I shall never miss my kind of friends, people who love and worship football. And for those times when I am not online I shall just fly out and meet my friends ;) .