El Fútbol (football or soccer), is very very EXTREMELY popular in spanish speaking countries, it is the most popular sport in the world and belive it or not, everything stops when it comes to the FIFA World Cup. During Mexico's games, my company allows employees to watch the game, they put the game in every TV available, and even bring food, flags, and well, stop work for at least those 90 minutes (other way, people will fake doctor appointments or simply don't show up, so, its better to "spend" a little than to lose a lot).
I have a lot of memories of past world cups and I have been watching every game a can, even if it involves teams that I am not cheering for, simply because I enjoy the games, and since it only happens every 4 years, I take every chance I get to "ver los partidos de fútbol" . When I was in school, to be more specific, in 1998, the Cup took place in France, so the games will broadcast very early( for pacific western time) so some of my classmates and teachers came to school with TVs (remember back then they were not flat, nor light) and we stopped some of the lessons to watch Mexico's games). Good ol' memories!.
And yes!! Costa Rica won the game 3-1 against Uruguay, If you know a little bit about futbol, that is something big, considering Uruguay is a very good team, that have won cups before, has participated in 13 world cups and always gets to the quarters, versus Costa Rica who only have been around for 3 world cups and never been past the 1st round! David vs Goliath!.
Of course, I am cheering for México (who has been to 15 world cups) and always go past the 1st round, but dont make it far after that , sadly.
My favorite team to win is Germany!
And yes, the USMNT (US national team) will play against Ghana in exactly 10 minutes, 3pm PST). THey have a good team to at least make it past the 1st round.
QUE VIVA EL FUTBOL!!!!
Buen dia, saludos!