I know it's hard to believe, girls, but sometimes people are sad to be going home. That's the case for the players on the 16 teams that were eliminated this week from the World Cup. While I will be happy in three weeks to be heading home to see you and your mom, the players here -- who have been training for four years preparing for this one tournament -- will be disappointed to be going home early. To them, that means they didn't perform as well as they would have liked. No one here likes to go home early. Never mind that only 32 countries earned the right to be here; these players want to come out as the No. 1. They want to come out on top.
Me, I just can't wait to get me some of your mother's home cooking.
Hugs all around.