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December 19, 2008

FIFA Club World Cup

The Club World Cup takes place every year in December, usually in Japan. I have always wanted to go, but never took the opportunity until now. Last night's game featured Asian champs Gamba Osaka versus European champs Manchester United at Yokohama International Stadium. (That's right, Preyash...if you still read this...I went and watched your boys at work. And for a change they won while I was watching. You should have been there!)

It was a sort of close game for the first 75 minutes. Then Rooney came in for United and Osaka fell apart. I mean, they just had no answer for him. Osaka had scored to bring themselves within one goal just as Rooney came on, but United reeled off three goals in the next five minutes to put it out of reach. That was pretty amazing. The final score was 5-3 but it was not even that close and it looked like United held back a bit in the last fifteen minutes. That is a lot of goals!! I am American, so I need that to stay interested, ha ha.

The announced attendance was over 67,000. The crowd cheered when that was posted on the scoreboard, but I was crying silent tears as I wondered how I would possibly get back to the station and on a train at a reasonable hour. It only took two and a half hours to get home, so I suppose I was lucky! Despite that, I had a great time and I am glad I went.

Posted by Kirk on December 19, 2008 09:36 AM