When The Proper Spelling Of 'Football' Becomes 'Futbol'
Huffington Post - over 2 years
A funny thing happened recently at one of the local watering holes in our little Ecuadorian town.
A bunch of Yanks gathered around the television to watch something other than basketball, baseball, or American football.
Watching the World Cup at El Bar in Cotacachi, EcuadorPhoto: Joel Kaplan, InternationalLiving.com
In fact, the World Cup of soccer monopolized the sports watching habits of quite a few North American expats we know for several weeks. It's a good example of what happens when you choose to live in another culture...you broaden your horizons, even when it comes to televised sports.
We all had several good reasons to follow soccer (called futbol here) this year... Ecuador made the tournament, as did the U.S., and both made very good showings considering the quality of the competition. Even those of us with no background in or knowledge of soccer quickly got caught up in the spirit of things and picked up the nuances and terminology.
Photo: Joel Kaplan, Int
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