I'm not a big soccer fan - in fact I've been heard to say that I don't like soccer - but with two teams in the World Cup (Australia and USA) and being right on the spot in South Africa, well it's hard not to get caught up in the excitement.
Especially so when my colleague offered me a ticket to the USA-Algeria game being held less than 30 minutes from where I'm staying.
So for a few hours I became that rarest of beasts, rarer even than the fabled unicorn, a one-eyed Australian-American soccer fan.
However there was no shortage of fully decked out USA fans in the crowd. Even Elvis was there supporting the US team!
To top it off we had seats right in front of the goal where USA scored the winning goal in the final minutes.