Every four years the Fifa World Cup takes place and this year it’s all happening in Brasil. I’m from this tiny country called Belgium and we have actually made it to the quarter finals. Yesterday we won the match against the USA so you can imagine how people are going crazy around here. First of all, the match itself was breathtaking and over the top exciting. I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat, that’s how nerve wrecking it was.
Now let me tell you that it’s Devil Madness around here (our team is called the Red Devils by the way). There are flags everywhere, parties everywhere and big screens everywhere. I’m serious, it’s crazy. It’s really beautiful how an entire country can bond over one thing. Everyone is talking about soccer, everyone is cheering for our team and it’s just magnificent.
We even have a Worldcup Babe, she’s a pretty seventeen-year-old girl from Belgium who was spotted in Brasil during a not so exciting game against Russia. The photographers had nothing else to do but to look for hotties and there she was, our own Worldcup Babe Axelle. I have to admit she’s a real beauty and nobody expected that her picture would be tweeted and shared so much, but it did. So that’s another fun fact about this World Cup.
If people haven’t felt the Devil Madness yet, they definitely will in the next couple of days because the quarter finals is a huge deal. We will be playing against Argentina this Saturday so it’s going to be out of this world crazy. Unfortunately I won’t be seeing that game because I’m going to a wedding, I have to set my priorities, you know. As I was saying, the Devil Madness had gone out of control. There are flags everywhere. There is not a single street flag free, in every city and pretty much every village there are big screens where people gather to see the match and to celebrate the victory together. I just love the atmosphere right now in Belgium, everyone is feeling so close and I feel like people are more open and fun. So please Fifa, give me a World Cup every year!
Big Belgian Red Devil Kisses!