It’s getting interesting folks!
Today, three games on deck (all times Eastern):
At 8, Belgium v Tunisia. Belgium will work hard to win; I have little hope for Tunisia. Wonderful country, people, and food, but their team isn’t the best this year!
At 11, South Korea v Mexico. I’d put money on Mexico if I gambled. South Korea is a good team, but Mexico has an energy this year and, having secured the US-Mexico-Canada combined hosting duties for 2026, they’re working towards that event.
To close out the day, Germany v Sweden at 2. Both teams are quite good; Germany is returning champion but not doing as well as they’d have expected.
Two fun facts about the middle match:
- During practice matches and recent training, the Korean team swapped jerseys to make it harder for opposing (mostly European) players to learn which players had which strengths and weaknesses since they know that for many Europeans who’ve had limited contact with Asians, “they all look alike”. Clever.
- There was a small earthquake measured when Mexico scored a goal in their last match. Literally – seismographs measured a small earthquake in Mexico City as millions of folks jumped up and down! Apparently, a similar, if smaller, earthquake was measured the day before when Ecuador’s team scored. Crazy.
Enjoy the games and the day everyone!