Is your country playing in the World Cup this year? If not, which side are you going to shout for in the FIFA world cup? For the best world cup free bets check out world cup tips and see what the panel of experts say about your countries chance of winning. I was privileged enough to attend 11 matches in the South African World Cup in 2010. The country of South Africa was uplifted to another level during the tournament. With flocks of fans from all around the world coming to the country to support their team, there was a mixture of South American flavour, mixed with a touch of Eastern European spice and a sprinkle of Asian flavours to top it all off.
The different fans all behaved in very different ways – The Argentinian supporters were very loud and proud and came in their thousands to support their lads such as Messi, Teves and Aguero to name a few. They had high hopes for the tournament and were disappointed not to get as far as the finals. The Blue and White army could be heard throughout the matches banging their drums and singing over the loud sounds of the “Vuvuzela” – which became a very well known musical instrument during the 2010 world cup finals in South Africa.
The Asian fans were a lot more reserved and they used to cheer loudly only when their side scored a goal or won the game, other than that they would sit quietly and watch as the game was played out in silence. They would often have their faces painted and wore many bright colours to represent their countries colours.
The European countries were loving the warm weather and tried to take advantage of the warmth during the afternoon matches. Even the South African winter seemed like a warm summers day compared to some of their extremely cold temperatures back at home. They were often heard singing songs and their fans anthems as the games played on. They were very passionate and went crazy when goals were scored. Have a look at world cup tips to see if your nation has the ability to win this years’ competition.
The African nations were ecstatic to have their first world cup in their home nation and they were very welcoming of all the other nations and were very fond of the Vuvuzela as well. They would blow their Vuvuzelas throughout the match as they enjoyed watching the worlds best players playing in their own back yard. It was an incredible experience which I will never forget for a very long time.