World Cup 2006 kicks off

The World Cup got off to a flyer with host nation Germany beating Costa Rica 4-2. The scoreline set a new record for the largest number of goals scored in the opening game of the World Cup. In the second match of the tournament, Ecuador overcame Poland 2-0 in what most pundits are regarding as a bit of a shock. Ecuador’s chances of making the second round look very good now, since they’re probably regarded as a stronger team than group rivals Costa Rica.

I found the opening ceremony as boring as hell, not to put it too bluntly. Good thing the opening match was highly entertaining, which is slightly unusual.