Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Three Lions

We don't follow football in this house, so I hadn't planned on mentioning the FIFA World Cup in any shape or form. However, given that my FIL is staying with us this week, I now know obscure facts like these: mighty Italy were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly New Zealand and Portugal thrashed North Korea 7-0 (which makes me think they might just be shot when they return to Pyongyang! And another obscure fact, the North Korean Embassy is around the corner from our house.)DH snapped this shot on his phone late last week when we were coming home from our evening walk on the Common. No doubts at all where the driver of this van's allegiance lies. (And how cute are those lions?) For those of you who don't know (or care) about English football (soccer), the team shirts bear the emblem of three lions. (I think all our national teams have 3 lions on them.)
So. Today, 3pm. Pride and passion, I hope. England versus Slovenia in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. And for a little light relief, check out the Baddiel & Skinner video, "Three Lions".


Bernie said...

And England lives for another day, hope they do well on Sat....Hugs

Amy said...

Well, we're out as of this morning and a disasterous start to the tournament ... it's not a huge event here though.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Go England!


Sheila :-)

humel said...

Ah yes, there are signs of allegiance to England all over the place here too! In fact, I'll be posting about it next week... xx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

We're not soccer fans here (or most sports actually). I couldn't pick team USA out of a line up.:)