Students at AHS are going crazy because of the Fifa World Cup in Brazil.

Students take a break from classes to catch a few minutes of the World Cup in the lobby last Friday afternoon. (Photo by Delianna Marmolejos)
Students take a break from classes to catch a few minutes of the World Cup in the lobby last Friday afternoon. (Photo by Delianna Marmolejos)

Señor Allen, head of the world language department, set up all the possibilities to view the World Cup; the World Cup is now up on all the foyer and cafeteria TVs.

The reason Señor Allen is doing this is “because every kid around the world right now is watching the game,” he said. “Kids at school are all checking their phones right now or even cutting classes for this amazing event. This is a worldwide event. So I wanted Andover High to engage in that; even though soccer might not be their number one sport. I wanted kids to know that people like you are all doing the same thing.”

Clearly Senor Allen is very passionate about the World Cup. There also are students who are almost as passionate as Senor Allen.

Huzefa Mandviwala, junior, said, “I think it’s cool how you can unite the whole world with one sport. It’s not as much about the competition, but the coming together as a community to all watch.”

Another student agreed with what Huzefa had to say.Andrew Riemer, junior, could barely hear the questions he was asked Friday afternoon because he was so into the game he was currently watching. He said, “Honestly, I just think it’s so fun to watch. I don’t play soccer, but I love the idea that everyone can come together and all watch the same thing all at once.”

Although the World Cup is still in its matches state, it still is very intense and nerve-racking to watch. There have been a lot of shocking wins and losses during this past week. It’s a close call to what two teams are going to go all the way. This year’s world cup has a lot of people rethinking their brackets and bets.

By Delianna Marmolejos