After the Africa Cup of Nations last January, UEFA Euro 2012 this summer, and the Olympics erm… also this summer, we here at 7amkickoff were getting worried that we might not have any international football to look forward to this erm late-ish summer and fall. But fret not comrade and bust out the flags! Because if you haven’t gotten your fill of Nationalism this year you will still be able to dance a jingo on August 15th.
That’s right! Just three days before the start of the Premier League season, football will get off to a bang with an officially sanctioned FIFA friendly match day. That’s just 4 days after the Olympic Men’s Gold Medal match on August 11th!
It’s almost as if FIFA and UEFA heard the criticisms of club managers and fans who want their highly paid athletes to play for the club that pays them instead of some corrupt gang of
thugs erudite gentlemen who take bribes the best bids and simply replied: “oh you want less international action? how about FUCK YOU, there’ll be MORE international action!”
And if you haven’t had your fill of nationalism by January, there’s always a second helping of the Africa Cup of Plenty (of Tournaments) because they need to move that tournament to an off year that doesn’t conflict with the UEFAFIFAOLYMPICS.
Has it been suggested yet that we just abandon this whole “club system” and just hold international tournaments year round? No? I don’t know why not. Think of all the money that could generate for
FIFA officials national schools to teach poor kids soccer. They could be held in new and cool places, like the a gulag in Siberia, a desert, or Mars — if the Martians can get a good enough bribe bid package together.
This has been such a great year for