Tomorrow after you have captured early morning sunburn, pop back inside and turn on the telly.
At 15 minutes before noon in Berlin, the UEFA Champions League final will kick off between FC Barcelona and Juventus. You may remember UEFA, the organization that runs Euro soccer. They were the folks which threatened to leave FIFA if Sepp Blatter was reelected and then start their own global competition.
Lionel Messi, Neymar Junior and Luis Suarez lead the Catalan giants as the Spanish side is the heavy favourites over a very good Italian side that features longtime keeper goalie Gigi Buffon, who has never had the Champions League hardware in his trophy case.
Unfortunately Juve defender Giorgio Chiellini will sit out the final because of a calf injury, which means Suarez, will not get a return date of snacking on Chiellini’s shoulder like he did at the World Cup a year ago in Brazil.
The FIFA Woman’s World Cup organizers were smart to schedule the tournament opener at 3 PM, in case things in Berlin need extra-time and penalty kicks. The inaugural match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup comes to us from exotic Edmonton. It’s been three years since the bronze medal in London and John Herdman’s ladies have had plenty of attention heading to match one against China.
To cap the day you’ll have a chance to watch the Galaxy host Whitecaps FC in LA. Its game two of five in a row away from Vancouver as the Caps have been bounced from BC Place by the ladies in the house, the ladies, the ladies. Coach Carl’s side has lost three of their last four. More importantly, what happened to midfielders Russell Teibert’s man-bun on top of his head? It was saweeet or dreadful depending on your point of view.
So there you go. You could watch football of the original kind for almost 10 straight hours tomorrow. For fun or a drinking game, count how many times FIFA and the word scandal pop up.
So haul out your five-year-old vuvuzela and go nuts!