Well, winning against an Australian team that had 10 players who had a bad day and whose best player got a red card probably doesn’t mean that much, but 4-0 makes Germany the favourite so far in the tournament, although it’s way too early to call. Some countries, like Spain, have still not played their first game. I’m rooting for the african teams since South Africa, at least in their rhetoric, emphasized that this is a “World Cup in Africa”, and it would be nice if that came true; that people paid more attention to Africa, realizing that every Western country has built their economy to extract money out of poor countries and feed it to themselves and all the rest of the historical madness we still have to accept in today’s society and for a long while more – this madness will still be here long after Mugabe and Kim Jong-Il have been buried and historified as morons.
One problem is of course that South Africa have built a bunch of new stadiums and the money that the people got from those construction jobs will only last a few months and then the people will suffer the loss of the millions that went into the huge, now empty, buildings. Picture: Siphiwe Tshabalala scored the first goal for South Africa in the first game of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.