The majority of Americans will likely pause whatever they’re doing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. E.T. today. The United State’s men’s national soccer team is in the knockout stage of the World Cup and it takes on Belgium this afternoon in Brazil.
Bars and homes across the country will be packed with working professionals and students who’ve put their responsibilities on hold to watch their country’s soccer team. Kansas’ men’s basketball team is no different.
You don’t have to like soccer (I don’t) but when Bill Self is cancelling practice so his team can watch the #USMNT – it means something
— Steven Spector (@StevenSpector10) July 1, 2014
In an interview with Kansas City’s “Fescoe in the Morning” radio show on 610 AM, Self said he’s postponed today’s workout so he and his players can watch the U.S.
“We cancelled [our workout today],” Self said. “We moved it to tomorrow and yesterday to make sure our guys were free today. They’ll all be watching.”
Self said he’s been an avid follower of the world’s tournament in Brazil.
“How can you not get hooked on this stuff?” he said of the World Cup. “I’m certainly jacked about today.”