The World Cup has already begun to fade from the rest of global consciousness. Yet in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, the World Cup represents a unique connection to the global community that will take longer to fade.
Every four years, people of all shapes and sizes, ethnicities and countries, gather around stadiums, watering holes, and television sets, to witness what many believe is the world's most exciting sporting event, the FIFA world cup.
Yes, we all want to win, and no, none of us enjoy losing. But the price we're prepared to pay for our victories is that which will determine our essential character. Everywhere you look in sports today character is second to victory.