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Manakeesh’s 15 minutes of fame on the BBC..

Lebanon during the World Cup

Bakers in Beirut, Lebanon, prepare local pastries called "manakish", decorated with the flags and team colours of countries competing in this year's World Cup. (Pic: Reuters)

Source: BBC World News

Looks like the same place Plus 961 got his photos!

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Team USA the underdog!

Gotta give it up to the boys of Team USA, for their efforts during this World Cup..For all of you Americans living abroad, who succumbed to the pressure of supporting one of the favorites (Italy, Germany, England, Brazil) SHAME ON YOU!

We might actually have a chance at this..  Shocking I know..!!  It seems my sentiment to the World Cup has changed since only a few weeks ago, when I thought the World Cup was nothing to get excited about..

What brought on this sudden change of sentiment?  It came as I was sitting at Grand Cafe in Downtown, sipping on an ice cold Alamaza, watching what looked to be Team USA’s final match in the World Cup..

When unexpectedly, Landon Donovan scored against Algeria in the 91st minute of the match, advancing Team USA to the second round of the World Cup..!

A sports blog out of Chicago, Illinois had this to say,

“What does Landon Donovan’s stoppage time winner against Algeria mean to this country?

We can’t fully understand the extent of its significance yet, but I think with one touch of the ball Donovan may have changed the face of soccer for this nation.”

I know what it means, American soccer Moms are going to be busier than ever before!

Landon Donovan World Cup

Donovan celebrates after goal during stoppage time against Algeria. photo credit: http://www.nydailynews.com

Go Team USA!


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Witnessed it for myself!

World Cup Flags!

Finally witnessed the flag phenomenon for myself!  Ok, so maybe my comment about the Lebanese only support Brazil was inaccurate.

My bad!!!

Can’t wait to see the World Cup celebration in full swing!!


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