July 13, 2010 11:26 AM
Contrary to my selfish mindset during the opening stages of the tournament, I've come to shed the idea that I am simply a Super Eagles fan who was focused only on cheering for the Nigerian team during the World Cup.
Instead, I have been consumed by the fiery passion, which has engulfed the planet during four weeks of the greatest party on earth. I am proud to count myself as one of the billions worldwide who are now suffering from a metaphorical hangover as they readjust to daily life.
June 27, 2010 8:39 PM
Portugal's opening draw against Ivory Coast, thunderous 7-0 win over North Korea and recent draw with the great Brazil have demonstrated different facets of the Portuguese team.
June 20, 2010 6:13 PM
While it may be bold, the Portuguese community in Toronto is notoriously fickle about the National team. No one doubts their passion or determination when times are high. However, after speaking to friends and colleagues, there remains tremendous doubt that Portugal can advance far.
June 17, 2010 4:32 PM
They have to look back and learn from the mistakes they've made against Ivory Coast. The Portuguese nation all over the world is with them, but we are expecting a better attitude. The players have to show us that they have pride in wearing Portugal jerseys.
June 14, 2010 2:44 PM
Ronaldo still number one. Cristiano Ronaldo was voted last year the second best player of the world. During 2009 the best player elected by FIFA was Messi from Argentina but...Ronaldo still is the best. Why?
June 10, 2010 8:04 PM
While many former colonial powers like England, Spain and Italy have managed to separate themselves from its colonies, Portugal tends to keep a close connection with many nations. A quick look at their roster reveals a multitude of nations being represented - Brazil (Deco, Pepe, Liédson), Canada (Daniel Fernandes), Cape Verde (Nani), Venezuela (Danny) and Mozambique (Carlos Queiroz). With Toronto being one of the most multicultural cities in the world, the national team is representative of this.
June 3, 2010 2:03 PM
As expected for the World Cup in South Africa, Portugal's fight to the finale will surely tug at the heartstrings of the strong Portuguese community in Toronto.
June 3, 2010 1:50 PM
Portugual's may be in the group of death, but it doesn't matter when you have the world's greatest footballer; CHRISTIANO RONALDO!
June 3, 2010 9:47 AM
Soccer to me is almost as necessary as the air we need. It's a love, it's a hobbie, it's a passion, it's a way of life.