A resume

Tonight will be the last game for Germany and tomorrow night the Worldcup will be over.

If you do not pay attention to games you probably still noticed the deflagging lately! At least since I got back to city from a short trip, there are way, way less flagged cars driving around – maybe that is due to our defeat? I guess there’s a link.

But anyway, I am just glad that Holland and Argentina went home first – HA! ;-)

No, that was not exactly the point I am trying here – what is way more important than all the football, is that no one mentioned no-go-areas for almost four weeks.
Anyone remember the politicians labeling East Germany as a Nazi ridden zone just eight weeks ago?

Well, I am so glad that Germany presented itself to the world as a great host and that violence was rather an exception to the rule. So many different people, all came party and had a great time. “Die Welt zu Gast bei Freunden” – “The world visiting friends”, what was coined as a rather über-inventive marketing slogan became reality.

2 Comments so far

  1. Sab (unregistered) on July 8th, 2006 @ 7:40 pm

    Hi Till,

    Don’t know if you’re German or not, but although I’m not French, it’s impossible not to get wrapped up and bundled along with this whole World Cup Mania here in Paris. They’re going NUTS over here with each winning game…

    I mean, people DIED after the last game… (random stabbing, drunk guy jumping in the river, crazy driver ploughing someone down, etc.)

    Makes you wonder what it’s all about.

    Sorry about Germany, but I’m happy with the way things turned out for France, because it’s incredibly important to them, what with the cup final being Zidane’s last game and that famous French arrogant pride at stake too!

    Anyway, I’m encouraging our authors to post some stuff about the whole thing from our point of view, so hopefully there’ll be some interesting stuff on the site very soon. Counting on you to do the same!

    Sab from Paris Metblogs

  2. till (unregistered) on July 8th, 2006 @ 8:04 pm

    Wow, that sucks. Sorry to hear that. :(

    We had a similar incident a couple weeks back after the new central station was opened. Some kid randomly stabbed people on their way home.

    As of Germany’s future in football – no worries! We’ll go for the cup in 2010. Also watch out at the next European Cup. ;)

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