The exhilaration of watching the World Cup outside of the US

Natasha Tynes
3 min readDec 17, 2022

By happenstance, I ended up watching a number of World Cup games in the city of my birth: Amman, Jordan. I’m not sure if I need to explain this but watching the World Cup in the US, my adopted country, pales in comparison with watching the games in the Middle East, where soccer (or football) is a joyful obsession.

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Natasha Tynes

Writer. Journalist. Words in @washingtonpost , @ElleUK , @esquire . I write about: ✍🏼 Writing 📲 Creator economy 🌍 Mideast