Observations and reflections about my life in Rome, including the excursions that take me beyond the walls...
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Soccer: an Italian Passion
Even though Italy has been eliminated from the World Cup competition in South Africa, the passion for the sport is always here! In bars and restaurants there seems to always be a screen with a broadcast of a game somewhere!
Today in the market I noticed that the labels of the Peroni Beer bottles were celebrating Italian soccer victories in pervious World Cup competitions: in France (1938) against Hungary, in Mexico (1978) against Germany, in the USA (1994) against Nigeria, and Germany (2006) against France.