World Cup 2014: Waterloo Region's fans of the day
As fans across the Canada take in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, we are profiling some of those who made it out to catch their favourite teams in action. We found these two at Bobby O'Brien's Irish Pub in Kitchener this Sunday afternoon watching France take on Honduras.
Name: Mike Ashman
Where do you live: Kitchener
Who are you cheering for: Of course, France!
Why are you cheering for France?: Because I was actually born and raised there. I’ve been here [Canada] since I was 11 and I’m now 39. I used to play [soccer] as a kid all the time in the schoolyard.
Name: Paul Honderich
Where do you live: Waterloo
Who are you cheering for: All of the games have been really entertaining so far. The big game starts tomorrow [Monday] when Germany gets involved with Portugal so that’s going to be a great game. I’d still like to see Germany get through to the final. That’d be nice, but probably Brazil, Argentina may end up in the final.
Why are you cheering for Germany?: I have a Germanic background…I like the way the Germans play. They got a really strong squad. They’re there every year, so hopefully this year they’ll break through and win.