The first Cup game

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A beer garden witch guarding the castle entrance

Yesterday I flew into Nuremberg with my sister to watch the USA vs Ghana World Cup match.  The town is very pretty, and very accessable to tourists.  I'm sure the notority of the name keeps some people away, but that's their loss.

That night was the Holland vs Argentina match, which we watched in the town square along with the rest of the town.  It was supposed to be exciting, since the teams are historically good, and Argentina looks like serious contenders for the Cup this year, but the game ended in a nil-nil draw.  I did enjoy sitting in beer gardens with the other football fans, downing cold German beers and eating Nurnberg sausages and sauerkraut.  A nice bit about Germany is that you can walk around with alcohol, so we took our beers and walked around the town, experiencing the different vibes in each fan zone that the city had created.

A view of the city
  These fan zones are places where you can find big screen TVs and food and beer vendors galore.

On the 21st we went to the stadium to watch the USA match, which finished in a disappointing 2-1 loss for the Americans.  If they had won that game they would have advanced to the round of 16, but instead they were knocked out of the tournament in the first round.

Our seats were good, however, and we enjoyed the entire game, as we cheered away with the rest of the stadium.  We had a good laugh going into the event too, as we watched a Ghana fan in body paint and with an enormous painted pot get hassled at the ticket entrance.  It wasn't funny that he was getting hassled, just the funny sight of this guy arguing with a pot perched precariously on his head.

Isoinspira says:
I can't tell you how envious I am that you were able to watch the WC futbol games!!
Posted on: Apr 11, 2007
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A view of the city
A view of the city
The tower of the castle
The tower of the castle
A view from the Albrecht Dürer ho…
A view from the Albrecht Dürer h…
A USA fan
A USA fan
My sister Suzanne
My sister Suzanne
Our friend from Ghana
Our friend from Ghana
National anthems
National anthems
The start of the game
The start of the game
Check out the fans
Check out the fans
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