While I plan on boycotting the next two FIFA Men’s World Cups (2018 & 2022) due to the many, many controversies surrounding them (thanks for ruining soccer for my young son, FIFA), I have been watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup this year, which is hosted in Canada. Unfortunately, Toronto, where I live, isn’t one of the host cities due to conflict with the Pan-Am games. But the games have all been aired on various sports channels, so I’ve still been enjoying the matches.
The games have been great fun to watch so far. The group stages are just finishing up, and the knockout stages are coming! I think it’s often a breath of fresh air watching the women’s games: they really don’t seem to playact (feign injury, etc.) the way many of the men’s players seem to.
I’ve noticed that many of the amazing athletes participating in these games are sporting manicures, often in their national team colors. Here’s a small sampling! If you look closely, I think you can see a little Swiss flag on the Swiss player’s ring fingernail!
Go Christine Sinclair and Team Canada! 🙂