Football in veins: Capture a football fans around the world: Despite its ufabet commercialization, despite its capture by the global culture industries, despite every move to make over and manicure its staging, despite every effort to make the game pay homage to power on this earth, it remains a place in which, albeit dimly, a different world can still be imagined.
Football in veins: Capture a football fans around the world
In rural southern China, a forklift truck driver goes to bed straight after work, so he can rise at midnight in his shack and watch the games on his laptop.
In Northern Chile, the copper mines’ schedule has been changed to accommodate La Roja’s games, the miners gathering to watch in the works canteen.
In South Korea, even at five in the morning, hundreds of thousands of Ufabet Red Devils have been eating breakfast in front of the national team’s matches.
In Beirut, where the Lebanese have no team of their own to back, whole neighbourhoods are strung with foreign flags, rooting for Argentina or Germany.
World cities, home to communities from almost every participant nation at the tournament, have been buzzing with diasporic gatherings and parties: Italians in Toronto, Nigerians in London, Mexicans in Los Angeles, Ivorians in Paris.
In Berlin, hundreds of thousands are gathering and dancing along the Love Mile.
In the eastern half of the city where they prefer things a little more sedate, 4,000 have brought their own sofas to Union Berlin’s stadium, now decorated as a living room, with a vast ยูฟ่าเบท TV screen at one end.
In Yemen’s capital Sana’a, a hiatus in the Saudi bombing campaign has allowed crowds to gather to watch the games, but tonight they still cluster under a huge concrete bridge for protection. People go where they can and do what they can to watch the game. An ancient ufabet battery-powered set serves the rubbish pickers of Cairo; a precariously rigged satellite dish catches the signal in a Syrian refugee camp.
In Antarctica, British scientists gather round a short-wave radio.4
In Earth’s orbit, 200 miles above the surface of the planet, astronauts in the International Space Station watch NASA’s HD-quality feed.