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What is the most beautiful aspect about the World Cup?

Asked by lopezpor (241points) June 11th, 2010

is it the history, the unity it creates, the people… what about the negatives, as well?

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bob_'s avatar

Positive: it’s fun to watch.

Negative: advertisers can’t shut up about it.

I don’t buy the whole “unity” idea.

cfrydj's avatar

High pressure, high quality football.

JLeslie's avatar

It isn’t quite the unity feeling of the Olympics lets say, but it does bring countries together. I like feeling that the world is small. I guess since it is professionals it has a different feeling, and the Olympics is really more about the individual and their story, than the country in many ways. I also enjoy the opportunity to see the other country, Luckily South Africa is English speaking so we can even listen to their reporters, somehitng I liked this year with the Olympic games also. The advertising doesn’t bother me too much. I like seeing the logos and graphics for the games.

ucme's avatar

Well speaking as a football fanatic, the positives are, well everything really.Absolutely wonderful showpiece for the beautiful game, as it is rightly known.This particular world cup’s stand out beauty must however lie with the fact it’s being held for the first time in Africa.A well overdue honour for that stunning continent. One negative is that it will be over in a month, boo hoo, sobs.Come on England!!!

Nullo's avatar

It’s fun to watch the fans’ antics. Beyond that, I give the World Cup the same contempt that I do the rest of competitive team sports.

JLeslie's avatar

Or Mexico for my husband :)

CMaz's avatar

One less channel to watch.

Bluefreedom's avatar

The sportsmanship, the incredible talent, the meshing of the global community for a brief moment in time every 4 years, like the Olympics.

partyparty's avatar

It isn’t taking place near where I live.

breedmitch's avatar

It will have to end eventually.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

can’t think of anything only negatives.

bob_'s avatar

* Looks at @Simone_De_Beauvoir. Shakes head disapprovingly. *

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@bob_ I know, I know…look I like football, I do…but I was there in Cape Town when the stadium for this ‘unifying miracle’ was being built and I know how it negatively affected the most disenfranchised groups

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@MacBean All right, I give you that!

IBERnineD's avatar

ah @MacBean you stole my answer!!!! can you guess which one is my favorite??

stardust's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I was privvy to such insight on that front too. However, I think the intense excitement, pride, joy, etc is beautiful.
I’m not so interested in the football, but I love the ceremonies and concerts. Joyous :)

wilma's avatar

I’m not a fan, so I probably won’t pay much attention to it. I don’t think it’s as big a deal in the US as it is in other countries.

mattbrowne's avatar

Fair competition between teams without having to kill anyone.

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