Community Blog: Defining passion
For four years, seven Argentinean friends saved 200 dollars each every month to attend the worlds finest sporting contest, the Fifa Soccer World Cup.
They arrived in time for the match in Polokwane between Argentina and Greece. With their Argentina jerseys and distinct animal hats, Juan, Ramin, Ale, Carlos, Claudio and Ale turned heads as they entered the Polokwane Fan Park shouting “Argentina! Argentina!”.
“Saving up that much money was not easy, but we were not going to miss this World Cup. It is a first in Africa and a good reason to travel South Africa,” said Juan Manuel. They have not been in the country for long, but already they say they are reaping the fruits of their four-year labour.
“Every penny has been worth it, we are seven friends, but I am sure we will have a lot more friends when we leave here in two weeks time”.
Asked what he thought about Polokwane, Juan simply pointed to the stadium and said, “Its awesome being very close to everything, I cannot say more”.
They are not sleeping over in Polokwane, but they say they are returning for a safari after the finals.
This blog was written by a community blogger chosen to write on their community’s experience of the World Cup.