If you are taking Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires at Expanish Spanish School, you have chosen an incredible time to be in Argentina- you’re experiencing the World Cup in South America! Even if you are not typically a futbol fan, or if you’re home team has already been eliminated, you better be ready to root on Argentina in their upcoming quarter-final match! After an exciting 3-1 victory over Mexico last Sunday, the city of Buenos Aires and those living throughout Argentina are ready for their team to take on Germany this coming Saturday.
In addition to Los albicelestes of Argentina and their opponents from Germany, other teams competing in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup are Brazil, Uruguay, Ghana, Netherlands, Paraguay, and Spain. With half of the remaining teams from South America, upcoming games should be a thrill, not only for Argentina, but for the whole region! The quarter-final schedule is as follows, and the games are listed at their local Buenos Aires times.
Netherlands vs. Brazil at 11:00
Uruguay vs. Ghana at 15:30
Argentina vs. Germany at 11:00
Paraguay vs. Spain at 15:30
If you’re taking Spanish courses in Buenos Aires, Friday’s games may interfere with your class schedule. If so, head over to Plaza San Martin as soon as class is out to catch as much futbol action as you can! Big screens set up in Plaza San Martin, located just a few blocks from Expanish Spanish School, and Parque Centenario are playing all World Cup games for public viewing free of charge. These parks offer a much better view of the games than a packed bar, and will allow you to celebrate in the streets with fellow fans after big wins! Vamos Argentina!