• World Cup Fever: The Race to Go Home and Take a Nice Cool Shower

    As everybody knows, this past weekend, the U.S. soccer team managed to successfully beat Ghana for the privilege of going home and watching TV and maybe having a few beers in a nice air conditioned room. (Hope you continue enjoying the African heat, Ghana!)

    But oddly enough, not everybody gets so excited about being excused early from this impossibly loud and remarkably slow sporting event. Some people in some countries actually get mad about being sent home. Go figure…

    Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan has suspended the national soccer team from international competition for two years after their dismal performance at the World Cup.

    Nigeria came bottom of their group at the tournament in South Africa, losing to Argentina and Greece before drawing with South Korea.

    On the plus side, though, that's two years that Nigerians are excused from having to watch soccer. So, it's not all bad.

    Tags: Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Soccer, Sports


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