Thursday, 8 July 2010

Le foot

I hate soccer with a passion, but I couldn't resist this café scene near the covered market last Saturday, people watching the quarter final of the 2010 World Cup. Germany beat Argentina 4-0.
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Je déteste le football, ce qui n'est évidemment pas le cas de tout le monde. Ici, le quart de finale de la Coupe du Monde samedi dernier où l'Allemagne a battu l'Argentine 4-0.

25 comments:

brattcat said...

Do you put your life in peril to make such an admission?

lizziviggi said...

Well, there's no slew of angry comments yet! I myself am totally indifferent to soccer... like most Americans were until, for some unfathomable reason, this year. Maybe we got tired of baseball. Anyhoo-- nice picture!

Kaori said...

I only watch the World Cup and half of the time I have no idea what is going on. haha. This looks a great place to relax ad watch any sport ;D

A@F said...

Quand je vois des jeunes des pays que j'ai traversé taper dans un ballon; je dis ok mieux faire du foot que des C . Par contre je suis réfractaire à ce genre de compétition avec leurs drapeaux et leurs argent, par contre boire un verre sur une terrasse là j'aime.

Ps La femme avec l'enfant c'est son mari qui est décédé en ce moment elle vis chez moi.

Tash said...

That's a brave statement to make in France! :)
I like watching the footballers and the highlights on TV.
Fun capture.

Jacob said...

I think you must one of very view Europeans who hate soccer...although they're aren't too many people watching the match in this cafe...

Sorry about you're dream. Horrible! I had a bad one last night, too. I was trying to carry Haley through the snow while her back leg was being attacked by wolves! The only thing I can figure is Haley was very sick a few days ago...hip dysplasia and other problems and couldn't get up very well. She's doing fine now, after a trip to the vet and some medications.

Marie-Noyale said...

Eh bien moi j'aime bien le foot!

Je ne le regarde que tous les 4 ans mais c'est bien ainsi!

Woody said...

LOL! I'm not a big fan either. I like to watch Baseball, Basketball, or Lacrosse, preferably at the College level.

Lovely picture!

SRQ said...

Dislike soccer? Blasphemy in your area! : )

Bob Crowe said...

Most Americans get semi-interested in soccer every four years so it's almost time to forget it again. I was pulling for Argentina, probably because that's the only country where I've been to a professional match.

Tracy said...

I don't care much for soccer either, but I am a BIG fan of cafes!

T. Becque said...

But if you had to watch a game, doing so here would be perfect. Especially in those great French, red chairs. I do like soccer, although I don't follow it. But I think the players get rather dramatic whenever they fall down.

Olivier said...

et ben j'aime le foot et j'adore le partager entre amis dans les cafés, on peut discuter, s'engueuler, faire la fête, c'est toujours très conviviale.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My brother missed his flight from the USA to France (his first trip to Europe) in part because he was watching the World Cup too much instead of packing his suitcase and leaving for the airport. He says that it was a traffic jam on the highway to the airport. He got a flight the next day.

cieldequimper said...

Give me rugby please!

Small City Scenes said...

I don't care either.

Goodnight. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm following Tour de France 2010, it's an adventure!And I have a decision, I will learn how to ride a bike, j'ai besoin d'un peu de courage! mdr
bises
Léia

akarui said...

Moi non plus je ne suis pas fan de foot. L'argent qui gravite autour de ce sport est trop important...
La photo du cafe est tres bien par contre.

B SQUARED said...

World Cup? Is that going on now?

VP said...

Not a great football fan, but I watch final rounds of the World Cup. Germany was my favorite for winner, now I'm betting on Netherlands...

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Not a soccer fan, either, Ciel. :-) We are enjoying the Tour de France.

Sharon

EG Wow said...

I don't understand the fascination with soccer either. I'm afraid we are in the minority. :)

tapirgal said...

The only team sport I like to watch is baseball, which many people find too slow.

tapirgal said...

P.S. Nice photo even if they are watching something you detest. Sorry, I got distracted by a ship's horn. We have sun in the sky and fog on the river. Where is my camera???

Pietro said...

I'm not fond of football either. I like to watch tennis, but not on television.