FIFA WORLD CUP BRASIL - football is in the air!

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup. It's scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. Cristiano Ronaldo's four goals over two legs in their play-off match against Sweden booked Portugal's place in Brazil. Twelve cities are hosting matches: Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, where the final will be played at the rebuilt Estádio Mário Filho, better known as the Maracanã. I am not a football enthusiast but sometimes is difficult to escape the phenomenon. I don't have an opinion about the Portuguese team. Is it a strong one? With Ronaldo in our team, the sky's the limit. But football is about a team, not a single player. Also, I have the idea that we're in a very, very tricky group.

And now, for some fun here are some photos of the footballers and Cavaco Silva, the Portuguese President. Someone played with Raúl Meireles beard and it yesterday this photo was all over the internet. Too funny to ignore! (I can't credit the author, I am sorry for that.)

Our National Team had quite a day, yesterday. After a morning workout at Jamor it went through reception and lunch in the Presidency and ended with a trip to New Jersey with hundreds of people waiting for the star players at Newark Liberty Airport. Some more good people were at the door of the team hotel in Short Hills. They have their first training session on North American soil, in downtown New York Jets Practice in Florham Park. And now, what about some music? This is the team's official support song. It's sung by Kika, a 17-year-old singer. Not a fan of this song either. Where's the feeling? Where's the vibe? The energy?

The theme is called "Go Portugal!" It was produced by RedOne, a producer, and composer, a guy graced with several Grammys already. For the last three years, he worked with such household names as Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Quincy Jones, Enrique Iglesias, Nicole Scherzinger, Mary J Blige and Alexandra Burke. RedOne was also co-author of the official song of the next FIFA World Cup. Saying this I just have to ask if I am being too demanding. But...I guess not! Something went wrong. Fortunately, players don't need this song to play football! Well, well...Don't expect me to write more about football. I might draw something about it then.