The first Cup game
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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.
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.