That night, when Brazuca kiss for the first time in the green grass Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo, right in the middle of the players as Brazil and Croatia, the whole world held its breath, preparing to witness history. That night, under the gaze of millions of pairs of eyes, the World Cup; the largest sporting event in the universe, begins.
That’s when all the football players strip club badge their greatness and unite under the banner of where they came from. No more Real Madrid or Barcelona, no more Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool. Ramos and Pique shaking hands, raising the defense of Spain, as well as Xabi Alonso and Andres Iniesta in midfield. Lampard and Gerrard work together under the banner of the Three Lions, they forget the fierce competition in the Premier League. Marcelo and Neymar running together along the left axis Brazil, one after another, forgetting the El Classico, to seize hexacampeonato focus on their own home page.
Among the fans, there was no inter-segment club. In Italy, no more Milanisti, Romanisti, Interisti, and Juventus, they forget the Serie A, simultaneous support of Gli Azzuri. While in the Iberian peninsula, as their players, Cules and Madridista united to Spain. The same thing happens all over the world. Changed their jersey. Fanaticism club was defeated by nationalism, at least for the next thirty days.
Then, witnessed by the world, re-invented histories, goals are born, and again celebrated celebration. Within two weeks from the kick off Brazil versus Croatia, 136 goals created from 48 matches. Millions of fans cheer, cry, smile, or laugh for the sake of those goals. The winners and losers find themselves praised or scorned by the whole world. In the meantime, keep on flowing Brazuca agile in Corinthians, Maracana, Mineirao, Aderaldo Castelo, until at the Fonte Nova, played by the feet of Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, or Andreas Iniesta. Finding the best team that can bring the gold trophy Silvio Gazzaniga. While football is played in various styles; Jogo Bonito, Total Football, Kick and Rush, Catenaccio, until Tiki Taka.
Many stories were created there, ranging from stories of betrayal Diego Costa to the heroic story of Lionel Messi with Argentina. Starting from the action of flying van Persie, Suarez bite up against Chiellini. Then there is the tragic story of the removal of large countries has become a center of world football,-England, Spain, Portugal, and Italy-as a surprise coming from semenjana countries such as Chile, Algeria, Greece, Nigeria, and Costa Rica. The stories were sometimes stained intrigue and controversy that is refreshing and always interesting to follow. All were summarized and recorded in a variety of colors, which spent ink journalists from all over the world.
In a portrait, world cup gives a story that is really complete. All contained therein. This is the story of the struggles, dreams are fulfilled, the expectations come true, unrequited love, and vice versa. All of it wrapped in a cry, singing, crying, emotion, celebration, until controversy. On the other hand, the World Cup is a story that can not be predicted. A concrete example comes from La Furia Roja. No one can imagine Spain, World Cup champions in South Africa in 2010 and Euro 2012, can be slaughtered and silenced Chile Netherlands 5-1 2-0 at the start of their journey in Brazil, which makes them faster to lift the suitcase. While it was a surprise coming from a country in Africa. An Algeria fan held out his hands to the sky visible above the Arena da Baixada when the country managed to draw against Fabio Capello and Russia belong to Belgium following the knockout round. Such is football. World Cup is a picture of many stories into a portrait of a sport called football.
“Football is actually just a simple game. 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes. ”
Gary Lineker is not known to be part of a group of people who are skeptical of the football. He was one of the attackers England in the late 19th century who played at clubs such as Leicester City, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur to Barcelona. In England he created 48 goals from 80 matches. Certainly not a bad record for a footballer. But through the statement, he, consciously or not, expressed his views on football that seem sarcastic. Such sentences can be found on Wikipedia or Dictionary of Indonesian. Formally Football is like that. It’s that simple. There’s nothing wrong. But if it’s sarcastic view on the zoom a little, there will be things that can not be explained there. Things that may not be fully understood by the “outsider”, the people who know football just outside of unrest in the stadium.
“Quantum physics is simpler than football.”
Indeed these words are not spoken by a football player like Gary Lineker or class manager Sir Alex Ferguson. He came out of an “outsider” named Stephen Hawking. And that’s not just a Stephen Hawking. He was one of the scientists and leading academics or celebrities in the world. From it was born the theories of quantum physics are well known; theory of cosmology, quantum gravity, black holes and Hawking radiation. He is Da Vinci’s Today. Award-long appreciation lined along the red carpet Queen Elizabeth; Eddington Medal, the Hughes Medal, Albert Einstein Medal, the Franklin Medal, the Order of the British Empire, the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Wolf Prize, Prince of Asturias Awards, Companion of Honour, Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, Copley Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Eccentric rhetoric was certainly not impressed to note and excessive or unjustified; it came out of a professor of physics genius who looks already bored with his genius. But at least, there is an impression that could be seen from the professor through his assertion that football is not as simple as that.
Football is about how to put the ball into the opposing goal. It’s all about goals. A team may only control the ball by 70% for 2 x 45 min. But it will be useless if they do not make the goal. Goals are the most important thing in this game. And to that end, various roads, strategy and style of play implemented. The Englishman is hard, for example, they prefer to play a physical football. Kick and Rush. They made a goal with long passes being pursued by the speed of the players; direct football. While the people of Spain more patient, they enjoy every pass and play short passes in the killing. They dismantle opposing defenses as patient as Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. Often the style of play reflects the personality of a nation, the UK is hard to Kick and Rush are aggressive, expansive with Dutch Total Football is offensive, or Brazil with its Jogo Bonito; they dribble light as they dance the Samba.
Style of play that is not the same of course requires a very different quality players. English football requires players to have a speed and physical strength are formidable. Midfielder-gelandangnya pengoper required to be a great distance. They are not afraid to undergo a body charge or physical contact in order to create or prevent a goal into the net. Goals are created from beautiful curved hard kick from outside the penalty box, the chaos in front of goal, or directed header that welcomes feedback wing players. The game quickly cause confusion for their opponents. While in Iberia, the Spanish players have different characteristics, they graciously and patiently on the field. Midfielder-midfielder has the ability to set the rhythm in midfield to pass the ball to the attackers on a regular basis and can provide a surprising breakthrough bait that can not be trusted. They would not let the opponent had the ball for too long. The attacker has a high cruising. They could find an empty space that escaped the offside trap. Most scenarios that will end when their striker facing one on one with the opposing goalkeeper. Then the goal came from an elegant flick or bait slowly pull the pretty struck by the player who is in the second tier. They are as beautiful and complex as creating goals Salvaldor Dali painting Dream Caused Flight Bumblebee Around pomergranate Second Before Awakening. Then there’s more belonging to the Dutch Total Football, Catenaccio of Italy, to Jogo Bonito from Brazil. These are then combined with the composition of the players on the field, technical and non-technical factors, psychology, and other things. It all boils down to one important thing; goals.
The problem becomes slightly more complicated when football became the most popular sport on the planet and “put the ball into the goal” it is to be seen and or anticipated by millions of people around the world. Cheers or shouts of excitement disappointed hundreds of millions of football fans around the world is only determined by the small moments that are vital on the field. By reactive, it will cause ekpetasi that cause stress. In developed countries, soccer player,-inevitably-be a public figure who is known by many people. Each player behavior will be watched by millions of eyes and journalist who has been alert to the pen in the palm of their hands. When this is no longer the days where Duncan Edwards paid 15 pounds per week or the time when Bobby Charlton soak her feet in ice the injured throughout the night in order to play against Charlton Athletic next day. When this is the time where football is more than just 22 players chasing the ball for 90 minutes.
Football has turned into an identity. The fans call themselves the Reds, the Blues, The Citizen, Juventus, Madridista, Evertonians, the Gunners until the Jackmania or Bonek; “The Bondo reckless”. They proudly wear the logos of their respective clubs and create great communities which led capitalist spying from behind the door to look for financial gain. All of that is not going to happen just because there are 22 people chasing a ball scramble with no meaning.
There is a reason why Evertonian always make Goodison Park is always rumbling in every weekend, when The Tofees have never lifted the Premier League trophy for more than two decades. The reason it will not be much different from the reason Romeo Montaque when he dared to climb a window in Verona to meet her hero, or when he is desperate to end his life. The reason why love. In the UK, the story of Ian Rush and his friends who brought the Kop debuted in the 80s may be more popular than the story of Jack and The Beanstalk. The children would rather hear stories about the legend Eric Cantona, Zidane, Pele, Maradona, David Beckham or hear than in the past history of the British industrial revolution. Such is the story of a little football in the modern era. Separates football from today’s modern society is tantamount to divorce the sky with clouds. No way. Football has become a reality once the drama wrapped in intrigue that often epic.
Football is actually more than just football. He is love. Today, love is sung for ninety minutes at the Maracana, Mineirao, Aderaldo Castelo, until at Garrincha and Fonte Nova by fans who came from all over the world. Love is in the hands of every fan who anxiously at the eighty-fifth minute, when their team was winning one-zero. Love is in the hope that any fans who are willing to sit in front of the screen at two o’clock in the morning. Love it there on every touchdown celebration football players who ran up to half of the field with his colleagues. Love was in tears crying every player and fan who was disappointed by the defeat or victory moved since. Football is more than just a sport. Its a bond. Called love.