26 April 2012

Olympic Soccer

On Monday (April 23rd), Senegal beat Oman in men's soccer to qualify for the last spot in the Olympic tournament for this summer.  I am not glad that Oman lost, but it makes my rooting easier, because Morocco qualified in December after hosting the qualifying tournament for Africa.  I can't be for the US, because they didn't qualify, and this is one of the sports where I'll side with them because they are always the underdog.

For the women, it's fairly cut and dry, but I haven't decided who to support.

After the Iranian headscarf debacle, and the subsequent arguments about women's bodies, FIFA, and anti-Islamist organizations of old white men, I'm less inclined to trust FIFA in general, but it is the Olympics, and this is the world's game...

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