No scientific post today – I’ll follow up yesterday's post on the physiological demands of football with a post on fatigue and performance tomorrow. But for today, here is something on the lighter side – a screen grab from a news station in Chicago. Spot the error…
Suddenly, those empty seats at some of the smaller matches make sense. Very funny!
Follow us on Twitter – updates and trivia
Meanwhile, if you can’t watch matches, and would like to receive the occasional match update, as well as whatever interesting trivia pops into my mind as I am watching, check out our Twitter feed, which I promise to keep as active as possible during the tournament!
Here is some sample trivia for today – in the last three World Cups, teams that have won their first match have advanced to the second round 85.7% of the time. In fact, winning at least ONE match sees qualification 75% of the time, such is the pressure of a four team group. Teams that draw their first match get through 50% of the time, and teams that lose the opener qualify 13% of the time.
But of course, still all to play for! Ghana v Serbia is up next, and it’s one of the big fixtures of the group stages.