More Than a Game

2006-07-06-robben-med.jpgSoccer is pervasive throughout the world. So pervasive, in fact, that it can thrive in the most unlikely places–such as the notorious Robben Island Prison off the coast of South Africa.

World Cup 2010 will be held in South Africa, and in advance of that, USA Today has a stunning article on how a soccer league gave hope to the victims of apartheid who were imprisoned at Robben Island.

I’ve been trying to make the case that soccer is more than a game to some of you skeptics out there. Maybe now you’ll believe me.

  1. Brady

    It has been an exciting WC. We caught the Portugal-France game last night. Not nearly as good as the France-Brazil game, but the Portuguese did what the French could not: Make us cheer for FRANCE.

    It was a disappointment to see Germany leave the field. But Sunday’s match holds promise, though I doubt it will live up to expectations.

    I’ll hit your links later. Got a plane to catch.

  2. Mike the Eyeguy


    Hope you’re enjoying your visit stateside. I plan to blog live during the final Sunday, so stop by if you get a chance.

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