Whether or not your are a sports fan, you can’t help get caught up in the drama that is the 2014 FIFA World Cup. And I will admit, I get into the match-ups, the draws and the games and talk-the-talk about international football…every four years.
The great thing about being Canadian, and living in Toronto, one of the most multicultural cities, is that when it comes to supporting a team, millions of people look back to their countries of origin and wave their flags up high with pride with hopes of a victory.
At the height of the competition, Canadians have packed cafes, bars and public spaces in neighbourhoods that are the out-posts of far-off-motherlands. Little Portugal, Little Spain, and Little Italy are just some of the spots that have held record number of fans celebrating country winds and defeats during the past few weeks.
As the finals approach, it will be a great sight to see how Canadians will celebrate the gold medal match. Whoever said Canadians are only focused on winter sports is greatly mistaken. Everyone in the nation, just like the world, will be glued to their screens, cheering on their favourite team and celebrating in the streets with pride and joy.