daniella lópez guajardo

trying to keep up

In 2002, I struggled to watch all of the matches in the World Cup, because it was played in Japan and South Korea, so most of the matches took place in the middle of the night in Berkeley. I did what I could.

Now it's 2023, and the Women's World Cup is being held in Australia and New Zealand, and the same problem occurs. Probably the biggest difference is that I am now 70 years old, not 49, and while the spirit is willing, the flesh is weak. So I've only seen a few complete matches live, relying instead on highlight reels and radio broadcasts (where I inevitable fall asleep).

So I have little to say about the tournament, because I am experiencing it in a cut-and-paste way.

Here's are the highlights from Panama-Jamaica, wherein Jamaica picked up their very first World Cup win: