I like the Asian teams this year; they are real racers in this World Cup, always ready to bring their opponents to task, sometimes just by running for their own lives. Although North Korea’s role in the loosing column looked to possibly end with their promising start and their relatively small defeat by the Brazilians, this was not to remain so in the following group matches.
Yellow tricots are in – at least with the goalkeepers of France (Hugo Lloris), Uruguay (Fernando Muslera) and the South African team. Will this be a World Cup of yellow goalkeepers? Or is this just the beginning of a kind of fashionable extroversion?
For those goalies, who don’t wear yellow, one wonders, if they would’ve liked to, as in the match of England versus the US. In that match, only the referees wore the color yellow, and so it was forbidden for the players. But maybe the uniform as a test in extroversion is still developing itself in a way. How would it be with combinations of light purple and kitschy green or a no less elegant mix of turquoise and cherry red? That could be interesting.
Marius Hulpe, born in 1982 in Soest, studied creative writing and cultural journalism in Hildesheim, Potsdam, Berlin, Leipzig and Zurich. Since 2002, his poems, essays and prose have appeared in newspapers, magazines and on the radio.
He works as an editor of the lifestyle magazine “lit.07″ and at the literary magazine “Am Erker” as an assistant director; he was co-editor of the book “Landpartie 2008”, which he recorded in 2009. In 2008, his first poetry book “Wiederbelebung der Lämmer” was published by the Ammann Verlag, distinguished with the LCB Grant of the Berlin Senate and the Literature Prize of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia.