It’s a long, long way to South Africa and I am quite well aware that it’s not a trip everybody could make – especially with the boss man trying to figure out where to cut costs. You can’t have people around the office figuring out that the building will not, actually, fall down if you’re not there to hold things together.
So, maybe you couldn’t go to South Africa and support your team in person. I get that.
And I will have to say, being at a World Cup in person is a very special thing. I’ve been lucky enough to cover four of them on site.
Having said all that ….
Let me promise this to you: there is a lot to be said for watching a World Cup from the comforts of your home and / or your local soccer-friendly establishment. You know, enjoying the home field advantage, so to speak.
I’m not just trying to help people feel better here. Read on for the "why ..."
Being at a World Cup on site means getting to just a few matches in almost every case. South Africa is a big country, and the venues are quite formidably spread out. So, you don’t actually get to a lot of matches.