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Diversity & Togetherness

Hey guys,

Thanks for checking in.

So, you all probably know that the World Cup in football (or soccer if you’re that kind of person) is on right now.

If you aren’t up to date, we are at the semi finals (4 teams left), and here are the next games to be played next week:

  • Tuesday, 10th of Juli: France vs Belgium
  • Wednesday, 11th of Juli: Croatia vs England

Personally, I’m all up for England. Since Denmark couldn’t advance, England is next in line for me – so fingers crossed!

But, enough about this. Now to what I really want to talk about.

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Togetherness

The World Cup: Around the World. 

Obviously, the World Cup bring together several countries. Bringing people together to enjoy the sport we all love. It doesn’t really matter if you care about it or not, you cannot deny the power of sports when it comes to bringing people together.

32 countries (listed below) are coming together. Countries that bring along millions of fans. Fans that bring along millions of different cultures, personalities, and opinions. No matter what’s going on the world, sport can bring us together.

Of course, some people can’t behave, but we we aren’t going to focus on that.

Countries that was/is in the World Cup:

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark (YAY!), Egypt, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Iran, Japan, Kora Republic, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, and Uruguay.

Sports has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does!”
Nelson Mandela

I’m not sure how many people are watching this year, but in 2014, 3.2 billion people watched the finale. 3.2 billion people!! CRAZY!

I think it’s absolutely amazing. You might not be interested in football or sports in general, but you can’t deny the power of it. The power of bringing togetherness to the world.

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Diversity

It’s no secret that when you bring loads of people together, you can’t avoid diversity.

If you look at the 32 countries and realize how much diversity there is within these countries alone. When you see the fans from all over the world watching the games you can quickly see that the fans are all kinds of people.

Watching these fans and how they behave, make you realize that nobody cares if you’re white, black, gay, straight, or whatever box we tend to put people into. Nobody cares about your political views or what you did yesterday – all they care about is what’s going on right now – and damnit, they will celebrate with you no matter what.

I love it. I absolutely love it. And that’s why I’m such a big fan of sports. Especially football.

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Wrap Up

I’ve always been a big fan of sports. I’ve never really noticed anything like this before but since watching the WC this year – and also noticing the fans I can say that events like this are some of the best parts in life.

What do you guys think of this? Do you agree or am I completely wrong?

Let me know down below!

 

Thanks for reading,

Junior out.

 

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My name is Rasmus, I'm a Danish guy who wants to share every thought, dream and struggle about my life.

Via trips abroad as an expat to London, Lisbon and must recently Dublin I've gained some experiences that I would like to share.

I play the guitar, sing, love to travel, spent time with my friends and family and I'm a big Manchester United fan.

5 Comments Leave a comment

  1. I love seeing country pride and the excitement surrounding things such as the World Cup and the Olympics. I wish football/soccer was as popular of a sport in the USA. But with talk of a London American Football team, who knows maybe we will see more worldwide sports competitions in the future!

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    • Yea, but you guys are getting more and more legends joining your MLS league over there. You’ve just got to stick with it and you’ll get there at some point! 😁

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