This afternoon, after watching Mexico beat Iran 3 – 1 in its first World Cup match, I walked down the Paseo Montejo to Chedraui to buy some of the organic sheep manure compost I use to fertilize the garden.
In celebration of the Mexican victory, lots of vehicles driving down the Paseo were honking their horns, all in the same honk, honk – honk, honk, honk cadence, and displaying Mexican flags. Many of the pedestrians responded with cheers.
I don’t understand soccer but did find the Mexico/Iran match exciting and got a kick out of the celebrating on the Paseo.
Later: I know soccer is no big thing in the USA and the USA/Czech Republic match tomorrow, at 9:00 AM PDT, will not see people standing in front of TVs in shop windows or having their radios turned up in their work places; but the Czech Republic team is apparently rated 2nd in the world and the USA team 5th. It could be a good match.