From Practical Fishkeeping:
Fish play in their own World Cup!
World cup fever seems to have taken hold of everyone at the moment and fish are no exception.
An aquarium in Japan has held their own World cup using fish to represent the teams and a football made of shrimp.
The first match at Aqua World aquarium was held between Japan – represented by a team of Blue tangs and Holland – played by orange anthias. The game started off with both teams on the offensive with Holland refusing to even touch the ball, but the match was eventually won by some quick finwork on the behalf of Japan to give a final score of Japan 1- Holland -0.
A spectator said: “I want the real Japanese team and the fish Japanese team to play well – both of them.”
In the humans’ football match in South Africa, of course, it was Netherlands 1-Japan 0.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa began its final round of 16 on June 26. it came amid the unrelenting drone of vuvuzela horns, the knockout of big teams such as Italy and France, and street protests by local residents angry at the 40 billion rand the government has spent on the corporatised event: here.
Playwright John Graham Davies talks about his new work on the beautiful game [football] and the clash between communities and big money: here.