For the first four days of the 2018 World Cup, there was something Juventus-related that tied us into at least one of the games being played. If it wasn’t a current Juve player, it might be a transfer target or somebody who has played for them in the not-so-distant past. There were Juventus storylines at the very least, sometimes even more than that.
The first Monday at the tournament brings us....
Yeah, I got nothing.
Sweden playing South Korea has ... Albin Ekdal?
Belgium playing Panama has ... no Radja Nainggolan to make fun of?
England playing Tunisia has ... some players that Juventus beat in the Champions League Round of 16 last season?
Grasping at straws, I am. Sounding like Yoda, I have been reduced to.
I guess the overlying theme here is that we’re going to be here for the football. Three games just as there was the day before, one final day to binge watch the World Cup without having to worry about it being during the work week and your boss looking over your shoulder without you having any idea they’re right behind you.
There is the chance to laugh at England, though. And who’s really going to turn down the opportunity to do that?
So, while we go a day without Juventus representation, we know that there’s the first game from Wojciech Szczesny and Juan Cuadrado — plus the always-wonderful possibility of Colombians dancing wonderful post-goal dances — and another round of scouting Aleksandr Golovin waiting in the wings tomorrow.
Enjoy your Sunday. Let there be more good football ... and maybe some laugh track-worthy moments from this edition of England’s national team.
Group F — Sweden vs. South Korea: 8 a.m. Eastern Time, 5 a.m. Pacific (NBC link here)
Group G — Belgium vs. Panama: 1 1 a.m. Eastern Time, 8 a.m. Pacific (NBC link here)
Group G — England vs. Tunisia: 2 p.m. Eastern Time, 11 a.m. Pacific (NBC link here)
HOW TO WATCH
Television: All three games will be shown on Fox Sports 1 (United States); TSN4, TSN5 (Canada); UTV, STV Scotland, ITV1 UK (United Kingdom)
Online/mobile: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (links above); Fox Sports Go (United States); TSN GO, RDS GO (Canada); The ITV Hub (United Kingdom)
Note: This post will be updated daily as the main World Cup viewing and off-topic thread here at BWRAO. So, if you see comments from a previous day or a game that you already know took place, fret not. Keep the discussion going ... and going ... and going. Rack up those comments into the hundreds and thousands!
Stay tuned to BWRAO for posts regarding Juventus’ representation in Russia as well as any transfer-related happenings that take place before, during or after the day’s schedule comes and goes.