Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The appointments have been released for the 1st 8 games. I will referee the game between Brazil and England. Yay! I am really excited about this game because I think it is going to be a good game with 2 football (soccer for those of you in Canada) powerhouses. There will definately be contrasting styles of play which will make for an entertaining game to watch. We have been working with the communication system in training for the last 2 days, but it hasn't been working that well, mainly because there has been 3 or 4 other crews using theirs at the same time so there is a lot of interference. Yesterday, my team and I went for a walk to the post office and Starbucks (oh yeah!), and we wore the headsets. We looked like undercover spies....so cool. Hopefully the system works for use tomorrow. During the game I will be wearing a huge belt around my waist with a transmitter in the back. I will be wearing the Polar Heartrate belt on my chest, and the beep flag armband on my left arm...can you say RoboCop! I am just getting ready to leave the hotel for the airport, as my game in is Windy Wellington, so I will try to post some pictures later. My game is at 12pm on Thursday and I am not sure if it will be televised in Canada. I believe you can go to the FIFA.com website and they may have some clips of the game. Again, cross your fingers, toes, and anything else for me. Let's show them what the Canadian can do!