World Cup in London: Algeria

Monday, June 23, 2014

I went to watch Algeria -v- South Korea last night, with Algerian fans in Cricklewood.

I've been here before - in 2009 - when I watched a World Cup qualifying match. It was so good then, I knew I'd come back.

To run out an old football cliché, it was a game of two halves.

I spent the first half in a quiet café; the second half in a more excited café.

And in both venues, the fans were loud and lively when Algeria scored, but sat quietly chatting for the rest of the time. A bit too cool for school, they were.

Much like the Colombia match in Elephant and Castle, as I was standing on the street, people passing by add to it all.

Next up: Bosnia Hercegovina -v- Iran, hopefully with Bosnia fans... if I can find them!