So here’s my problem. Any immigrant will tell you that it’s hard to turn your back on your home country team, but 1) Scotland can’t beat the Faroe Islands far less qualify for anything these days, and 2) having wandered around the place since leaving Scotland as an infant, calling them the home team is something of a stretch anyway.
I’ve managed to overcome my dislike of the American soccer establishment to be pleased to see the team doing well, mostly because I know how much it irritates the traditional European powers — and there’s something to be said for supporting the national team in a sport where the US isn’t the presumptive favorite, unlike say track and field at the Olympics.
However. I’ve also been pulling for the African teams on general principle, and Ghana in particular after the magnificent game they pulled out against the Czech Republic. Well hell’s bells now who do I support? I’m used to games where I’d like to see both sides lose, or be swallowed by the earth (Ohio State – Notre Dame, or perhaps any combination of Real Madrid, Lazio, Feyenoord, etc.) but not where I’d be happy to see either side win…
I have a few days to decide how to conceal my dithering indecision.