I have a sad, because there is no soccer today.
Quick, let's see if there's soccer in the various competing nations! Maybe they have soccer today! Japan, do you have soccer today?
"It’s safe to say fans are disappointed, and there’s another group of people that acutely shares their pain: retailers stuck with boxes of unsold Japanese soccer team merchandise."
You don't have soccer today? You have piles and piles of clearance merchandise instead (figure about 1 yen=1 cent)? That won't do. Ghana, what about you? Do you have soccer today?
"Ghana has asked the Brazilian government to deport about 200
Ghanaian soccer fans seeking asylum in that country as soon as their
Visas expire... The fans who were flown by government to Brazil to support the Black Stars in the 2014 World Cup tournament there, have argued that they are Muslims fleeing inter-religious conflicts in Ghana."
...oh dear. Oh very dear. ...Belgium? Do you have soccer today?
"French cosmetics giant L'Oréal has cut its ties
with a Belgian football fan it had scouted as a hair model in the stands
in Brazil after pictures of her on a big game hunting trip sparked
Soccer is very depressing today... religious asylum seeking, big-game hunting... Honduras? Do you have soccer today?
"Honduran President Juan Hernandez blamed U.S. drug policy for sparking
violence in Central American countries and driving a surge of migration
to the United States, according to an interview published on Monday."
That's the worst not-soccer yet.
CONCACAF can't solve everything, I guess.