I admit that watching sports is one of my vices. And as a longtime sweeper and fullback, watching the World Cup has been something I’ve been looking forward to since getting up at 5 am to watch the quarterfinals in 2002.
If any Yidden are unsure as to where their loyalties lay in this edition of the beautiful game’s battle for supremacy, I’d say check out Paraguay’s backline, where the defense is anchored by Captain Carlos Gamarra and Denis Caniza (perhaps changed from Geniza?). Then again, after Gamarra’s own goal during Paraguay’s opening match with England, it may be tough for him to turn the page.