The Spaniards bring the noise

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Some Spain fans

After the excitment of watching my first Cup game, I could barely wait for today's match of Spain vs. Saudi Arabia.  My sister and I rented a car to travel from Nurnberg to Kaiserslautern, and I got to experience the thrill of driving 180 km/hr on the Autobahn.  Even going as fast as I was (around 110 mph), there were cars with high powered engines such as Mercedes, BMWs and Porsches flying by me.  If I was to guess, I'd say they were pushing 140 mph.

This game was a lot more exciting, mostly because of Spain.  They played a different game then either USA or Ghana, putting together a lot of good passes, and scoring a goal in the process.  The Spanish fans were really into the match, cheering, singing songs, and banging drums.  Almost every fan was in a Spain jersey, and they were enthusiastic in their support.  It made me wish that my country was as into football (soccer, that is) as the rest of the world--it's really something seeing national matches like this.

I didn't get to see much of Kaiserslautern, since we drove up to Frankfurt soon after the end of the game, but I did pick up that there is a large US military base in the town.  Other than that, I didn't see much that interested me, probably because it is a small town, the smallest to host a World Cup match this year, in fact.

Vikram says:
It's really nice you were in Europe right in time for footie season.
Posted on: Jul 01, 2006
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Some Spain fans
Some Spain fans
More Spain fans
More Spain fans
Do these guys bring it, or what?
Do these guys bring it, or what?
Man down!
Man down!
A direct kick
A direct kick
There was a small police presence …
There was a small police presence…
Kaiserslautern
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