1. Efrutik
    July 3, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    I really enjoyed this post, thank you so much for sharing! I have previously never thought that I would support the German team in a tournament but this time around in Eurocup 2012 I rooted for the German team and was indeed captivated by the Fussballfieber! Perhaps b/c of my upcoming move there for some time.

    • Andrew
      July 5, 2012 @ 8:56 am

      Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. I am not such a football fan overall, but the big tournaments with everyone aruond me watching it was pretty cool. Hopefully they will make a good showing again in 2 years at the World Cup.

  2. Erik
    June 25, 2012 @ 1:02 am

    They look like they are on a collision course with Spain. That one would be a good one!

    • Andrew
      June 25, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

      I glanced at the paper this morning and think I saw them playing Italy next. Hope Germany pulls it out.

      • Kim
        June 25, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

        Germany plays Italy in the semi-finals. Unfortunately Germany has never beaten Italy in a big tournament but that doesn’t mean all is lost. Right now the German national team is likely one of if not the best it has ever had. If Spain beats Portugal in the semis and Germany beats Italy then they would meet in the final, which many have been predicting for many months. But don’t count out Portugal beating Spain. If that happens we could be meeting Portugal again and hopefully it would be just like our meeting on June 9th.

        • Andrew
          July 1, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

          Looks like the “Germany has never beat Italy” will remain true. Such a shame as they played so well the rest of the tournament and had some bad plays against the Italians.

          • Kim
            July 1, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

            Germany was also the youngest team at the tournament. Experience counts for a lot during these big tournaments and having won fifteen matches in a row is a great accomplishment for such a young team. Look for them to become better as they gain more experience.

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  4. Jeremy Branham
    June 19, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    Germany has a fantastic team. I loved watching the World Cup in 2006 and 2010 and am enjoying the Euros now. Even as an American, I am a huge football fan and really appreciate the game. As a sports and travel enthusiast, it’s so interesting to see the cultural side of the game beyond the matches themselves.

    • Andrew
      June 20, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

      Looking forward to seeing how Germany does in EM. They have a good chance from my reckoning.

    • Kim
      June 21, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

      It’s been great to see the German team change over the past 15 years. They’ve gone from relying on countering to employing more attacking in their style. And the young people who have emerged in the team are wonderful.

      • Efrutik
        July 3, 2012 @ 4:54 am

        Kim, I totally agree. The current team made me really pay attention and like German players. There is something refreshing and inviting about them. I think if they can get to the level of the team play and experience, that the Spanish team has they will very much dominate in the coming tournaments.

  5. Lisa
    June 18, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    I loved being in Germany for World Cup. The excitement and enthusiasm is fun.

    • Andrew
      June 20, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

      Yeah, there were a number of outdoor parks to watch the game. Add the cafes every few meters and the city is a bit odd to walk through during games, but truly cool. Another 2 years, though EM is pretty cool too.

    • Kim
      June 21, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

      I had friends in England come to Germany for WC 2006 and all of them were so impressed with Germany. Many came back afterward for a proper vacation.

      • Andrew
        June 25, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

        Excellent. I have seen and heard so many good things about what Germany was like during that time.