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Football?! Yawn….

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While people are still deciding to watch the 2014 Fifa World Cup hosted in Brazil there does not appear to be much hype in the air, amongst Capetonians. Most people will not be watching the matches and find following football a waste of time. Daily routines will not be disturbed nor will life altering decisions be made amongst football fanatics as most of the matches are screened at night.

Many agree that there is less hype on our local TV screens, less advertising and that perhaps, Capetonians are ‘football fatigued’ because of our experience in 2010.

Regardless if you’re a couch potato or not if you love soccer, others will make the necessary arrangements to watch all the matches.

“I work from early in the morning until midnight but now I will be going home at 9pm because something important to watch, like the World Cup,” said John Evans, a maintenance worker at UCT.

The screenings of the matches prove to be very convenient for most as it is screened in the evening.

“It will be tough to stand up in the morning for work,” says cafeteria staff.

Most bet Brazil will take the World Cup simply because it is on their territory. This is ridiculed by others who predict Nigeria, Holland, Spain and Germany.

But nothing is carved in stone yet. But predictions of who will win, people are indecisive whether they are watching the game or not.

Muslim football fans may have to  forget about the excitement of each game during Ramadan. For those who have to wake up for suhur, it will be difficult if you stayed up all night glued to the screen.

“If you’re a soccer fanatic like myself, then the night games are going to be a sacrifice because we are in mosque,” says Ilyaas Payper. VOC


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