It began with the ”christmas Tree”, set the level of penalties and the spread of the atmosphere.
A couple of weeks later had the mood grown to world CUP fever.
The best thing about the spain football team received during the world CUP was that we who remember 1994 will no longer need to try to explain how it was in Sweden the fotbollssommaren. Now it has come a new generation that can understand.
as far this time but the success was equally unexpected, and it took the country in a fotbollsgrepp.
the Players said that usual, that they had not understood what was going on at home. It did not subscribed either. In badstaden or that particular candidate it was the Russian holiday life its pacific time while the plans at home on how the next match would be seen it was up more and more every match.
Afterwards I got to hear about two 17-year-olds who haven't realized how many people wanted to see the match against Switzerland. They tried with the Ring shopping center in the South of Stockholm but it was packed, it was not possible to see the tv screen.
They tried to get in on any of the bars along Götgatan, but it was not. They were too young.
Where away. A kebabställe. They might have tv. They did, but it was full there too. Couldn't get into.
the attention to a mobilskräm and see the drama there. They had to put up with that emotional reactions could be heard from the apartments where the tv broadcast was ahead but at the same time enjoy the experience when it feels like everyone is looking at the same thing, they all follow the same match.
" It was awesome to have had the opportunity to experience a real world CUP this summer, said one of the 17-year-olds when I come home, and Sweden's world CUP was the end of the year.
The world CUP story began with ”the christmas Tree” stood for the press.
twelve years since Sweden last made the case in a mens world CUP in football. When the goal came, it took the first long, painful wait.
Öppningsmatch against south Korea and Viktor Claesson was convicted. Referee Joel Aguilar let the play go but blew then off to check out the situation on the video.
From the avblåsningen to ”the christmas Tree” hit the ball, it took two minutes and 20 seconds.
140 seconds of examination, pointing at the penalty spot, hike up there, squirming against the disturbing moments and the anticipation of the domarsignalen.
the most moderate of all in the anticipation. When I seven months later, the check sequence on the net I can see that he licked in one corner of the mouth, then the other. The lower lip was a carter also. He looked at the ground, he looked in on goal, he walked in again. The steps became shorter and faster, and then increased in length, but everything took so long that south Korea's goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo could not wait any longer.
He threw himself to the right. Andreas Granqvist put the ball in the other corner. The world CUP-the party could begin.