The quest for the World Cup of soccer, also known as football, has begun in South Africa.
In Queens alone there is what only can be described as World Cup fever and everyone is cheering and supporting their favorite team.
It is a sport that demands stamina, passion and perseverance not to mention disappointments but also one that demands teamwork at every level on the field. It is indicative of the struggles we all go through life.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela can truly attest to this considering all of the trials and tribulations he has gone through and still going through. Yet he fought against apartheid and made his country into one nation and one people and united them in part through soccer.
The world is brought together into peaceful competition and this is a wonderful thing. Now lets cheer team U.S.A. In the end may the best team win the World Cup.
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village