If you’re a soccer fan, you just may have heard, but the French bested Croatia 4-2 this afternoon and are the new World Champs!
Il n’y a aucune plus grande gloire dans le monde sportif! Vive La France!
I’m not a fanatical soccer fan, but I’m glad to see the world’s most beloved sport become hugely popular here in the states. And the World Cup is a monster story every year, of course.
Orlando is trying to get a piece of the World Cup again for 2026. The bid is being taken seriously; folks who follow such things say the Florida’s effort has a sporting chance. Having an MLS franchise here now certainly doesn’t hurt!
It was awesome back in 1994 when Orlando hosted three or four prelim matches. (There were several other sites in the U.S., as well.) And I’d love to see us land it again for the big festivities eight years from now!
“Bulldog Ben” Basile