Well, the flags have stopped wavin', the vuvuzelas have silenced, and a new champion has been crowned. Today on Q, we convened a special edition of the sports culture panel to reflect on the 2010 World Cup.
From officiating to "official song" controversies, to the early departure of perennial heavyweights like France and Italy, the tournament seemed to have had all the drama that a footy fan could ask for ... but was it enough to make soccer (ahem, football) a bona fide sport in North America?
Q sports panelist Dave Zirin
and writer for The Nation said that the poor quality of play in the final match did the sport no favours in terms of attracting new fans. The Toronto Star's Cathal Kelly
agreed. What do you think? Was the tournament as a whole enough to make you a fan for life?
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