I love sports. Still live & die with the Mets. I'm not a big soccer fan, but I always watch Ireland's games. I think if I was a big soccer fan I'd be less keen on the international soccer. Like a lot of Americans (40+ anyway) the only real experience of international sports taking hold of me was during the 1980 winter Olympics when the hockey team won the gold. Otherwise, international sports are for amateur sports fans (even if the games are no longer amateur).
It's half time in Bulgaria and it's 1-1. A win would be great, a tie enough. A loss ...
UPDATE: Finished 1-1. Not bad, no not bad at all.
The Irish pub that became home base for 9/11 ground zero rescuers