Saturday, June 10, 2006

The World Cup Chapel

If you're an American, soccer doesn't mean much to you. To the rest of the world, it's the most popular sport. Iraqis are mad about soccer. So yes, I'm following the 2006 FIFA World Cup. I always cheer for Germany and Brazil. They play the best games.

In England, a Catholic priest made a world cup chapel to drew people to the church. The BBC News reports:

Father David Cain has decorated the parish centre at St Barnabas' Cathedral with flags of nations competing in the World Cup.

Fans will be allowed to come into the Roman Catholic church and pray for their team during the tournament.
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He said: "Understandably, many people will be fiercely cheering on their own nation.

"I believe sport, and football in particular can provide a great bridge in promoting harmony between nations despite differences that exist in race, religion or politics."

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The game really brings people together. There's something about the clean playing-style that makes it so lovable.

2 Comments:

Blogger Liam said...

My two teams are Spain and the USA (since Ireland didn't make it into the tournament this year). I've already been disappoint by the US today, so...

GO SPAIN!

 
6/12/2006 05:16:00 PM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

As usual I'm supporting Germany and Brazil.

 
6/13/2006 02:52:00 PM  

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