Nepal: Let’s talk Football!

Niraj Aryal

The disappointing pitch and dressing room performance of France -‘Les blues’, in the World-Cup has disappointed quite a many fans here in Nepal. The Samba i.e. Brazil is gaining strength and defeat of Cote d’ Ivoire- ‘Les Elephants’ is thus the inkling of what is to come next from Brazil in the next game against Portugal.

But, defeating the side representing dear leader, the Communist Monarch- Kim Jung Il by 7-0, Portugal has also shown to the world that it is not going to be an easy affair playing with them. For viewers, it is certain that they are going to witness one of the best football games come Friday 25 June 2010, between Portugal and its former colony, Brazil.

The World Cup Football fever is at its peak here in Nepal too, and it will continue to rise until the four year event comes to its conclusion. People, who used to talk politics in the streets, now prefer to talk Football and make the most of their analyzing skills to predict probable winners of the world cup.

Germany, alike France has immensely disappointed the Nepalis. With Miroslav Klose gone for a match, German supporters here in the Himalayan Republic directly blame the Umpire for unnecessarily booking the German football star.

“Even if Nepal does not have a good football team it is quite wonderful to see the love Nepalis have for the game”, recently observed a diplomat at a reception.

“It’s not only because the Nepalis love football by heart but the fact is that they badly needed a pause from the continued political brawl between their political leaders”, a European diplomat quite rightly observed.

“There is clearly frustration among the local people, mostly youths of this country with the way the politics is being handled by their leaders”, he also said.

“They thus pretend or physically express and make it look like that they are really concerned with the way France is playing the game and of the German defeat against Serbia, back in their mind they are pretty worried that their politics is ruining the nation”, he also said.

What is the similarity between Brazil and Nepal in football?

Apart from booming exports range from iron ore to aircraft, they also include footballers from Brazil. Export of footballers has been one of the major sources of foreign currency in Brazil. Just imagine, Germany, a strong football nation has a Brazil born National Team player. Isn’t that amazing?

If footballers are abundant in Brazil, Nepal too has aplenty football analysts. We have very bad local teams but we have high quality analysts here.

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I agree


  • Posted on - 2010-06-24    by     kazza
  • similarly,..Sabai Neta,Sabai Burocrats...oh!yes.high quality analyst.heeee.LUv thy! country.
  • Posted on - 2010-06-24    by     2
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