BRAZIL 2014- Look Again

Football fans on the wrong side of the globe are walking zombies. Brazil 2014 World Cup matches come in the hours when people should be enjoying their sleep. This has led to many people going around their business the next day in various sleep deprived states.  So what are the effects of this on the society for the one month of World Cup? First, production will go down. Passionate football fans tend to be passionate about life and work in general. When they are not energized enough, their output will reduce.

Football fans on the wrong side of the globe are walking zombies. Brazil 2014 World Cup matches come in the hours when people should be enjoying their sleep. This has led to many people going around their business the next day in various sleep deprived states.  So what are the effects of this on the society for the one month of World Cup? First, production will go down. Passionate football fans tend to be passionate about life and work in general. When they are not energized enough, their output will reduce.

Does this mean that the economies of the Eastern hemisphere will be hard hit? Not really, the net effect of a fulfilled soul means that they will have refilled their tank to last them several months. The slump in production should lead to an increase in production once the world cup is over.

African teams have registered mixed results so far. The worst of all is Cameroun; they have lost two matches, against Mexico and Croatia. They just have pride to defend against hosts Brazil in their last match. These are players who demanded about Ksh. 10 Million in allowances to play in Brazil, they even staged sit-ins. 

Is it that paying African players a lot of money in the World Cup erodes the patriotic pride in them? We may not know what the other African countries are paying, but we all know it is much less that what the Indomitable Lions demanded. Next time someone asks for high wages, he should be asked to peg it on production. 

Meanwhile Asamoah Gyan of Ghana became the first African Player to score in three World Cups as Algeria became the first African country to score for goals in a single World Cup match.

Belgian born Dovick Origi scored the only goal in Belgium’s 1-0 win over Russia. His father Mike Okoth played for Kenya in the 1992 and 2004 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia aged 36 years of age. He bowed out of international football as Denis Oliech took his role as a goal poacher. What if the younger Origi would have remained in Kenya?

One fact is clear; he may not be playing for a club in KPL at the age of 19. He would still be struggling with earning some pocket money, as a jobless high school graduate. This is the time he would be tossed from club to club because of inexperience. I see no difference in talent between him and say Patila Omoto or Edwin Seda, apart from the polished edge of his talent relative to his age. Divock has told BBC that he chose Belgium over Kenya due to poor management of football in the land of his father.

Lastly Brazilians love football. You get it when all the matches are played in near packed stadiums. Even the matches of countries considered as World Cup outsiders like Honduras attract good crowds. This is why they never lack football talent.

Brazil 2014 has taught us the past is the past, and we are not equal. Spain is already out of the world cup, and England will follow suit. There is also the fight between Uruguay and Italy, on who joins Costa Rica in the second round. When Costa Rica is mentioned above England and Spain is spoken of in the past participle tense, then this World Cup has proved the past is just that, the past.

The boos Diego Costa has been getting from fans bring out another side of Brazillian players. Many Brazilians have defected and played football for other countries. This is due to the stiff competition for the Selecao shirt.  Deco played for Portugal and Eduardo is still playing for Croatia, many others have played for Japan and even Tunisia but Diego Costa making it into Spain’s first eleven, to Brazilians, is not worth defecting.

Keep watching, and we will keep you posted on what you what see on your screens.

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