As a person who is apparently running a football blog, I am often asked, ‘So who do I support this World Cup?’ I must confess, I hadn’t formed specific loyalties before the World Cup, and so I probably just lost the moment. As an Indian fan, I don’t have any absolutes when it comes to country loyalties in football. Club loyalties are different, they get formed for the randomest reasons and are reinforced week in and week out. It’s ok with a club also in the sense that, every player there is a mercenary anyway (yes, I”m talking to you, Man Shitty fan) so there no reasons for the fans to have any reason for loyalty beyond the most tenuous.
Selecting a country to ‘support’ is a lot harder though. (more…)