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I think we´ve got them outnumbered, what do you reckon ? It turns out Stuttgart has the largest Croatian community in Europe outside of Croatia. Cheers for that one FIFA!

Game day - Socceroos vs Croatia, we wandered the Stuttgart suburbs in the morning, Hame made his very first decision of the trip when choosing where find a coffee shop, I'm still pretty sure he just followed a chalk arrow on the sidewalk, so borderline for whether that counts :)

jumped a bus to the city and had wine at the local wine stalls.  Met up with Funky and his family and saw Tim bohm from Canberra

Went out to the Schloss garten beer garden for the first game on TV (Italy vs Ghana I think?), also met up with the Vanzwans and Piffers (footballer from Canberra).  Anth had kindly let the Vanzwans sleep in his room that night.

There was some talk about going to the Mercedes museum since it was near the stadium, but I just couldn't understand why it was when there was this once in a lifetime atmosphere in the city, you would want to go in to a quiet museum and look at cars.  I was adamanat I wasn't going but other could if they wanted.  I think the excitement of the day gradually leeched in to everyone and this silly museum talk soon stopped.

As for the game, talk about a rollercoaster of emotions for this one, I'll let pictures tell the story here.  I was pleasantly surprised (it's a few weeks on now) to read in the english newspapers that the Aussies took out chant of the tournament for the, as always subtle, rendition of "You´re sh*t, but your chicks are hot",  "You´re sh*t, but your chicks are hot" :)

 

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I think we´ve got them outnumbere…
I think we´ve got them outnumber…
Out to the Sclossgarden to watch t…
Out to the Sclossgarden to watch …
The whole family had come out for …
The whole family had come out for…
Andy Mac didn´t let his backgroun…
Andy Mac didn´t let his backgrou…
Team Vanzwan joined in the festivi…
Team Vanzwan joined in the festiv…
Hame didnt realise THAT was a con…
Hame didn't realise THAT was a co…
Swamp monkey emerges at our first …
Swamp monkey emerges at our first…
Bru chats to a giant German kangar…
Bru chats to a giant German kanga…
While Funky and Hame focus on the …
While Funky and Hame focus on the…
The boys are pumped for this one!
The boys are pumped for this one!
Another good view of the game
Another good view of the game
The green and gold army sung proud…
The green and gold army sung prou…
I think we might of won at this po…
I think we might of won at this p…
The boys do their well deserved la…
The boys do their well deserved l…
Lots of flag waving and singing to…
Lots of flag waving and singing t…
Aussies claimed one of the stairwe…
Aussies claimed one of the stairw…
I dont know how we had the presen…
I don't know how we had the prese…
These are our flags, we like them …
These are our flags, we like them…
Shuggy is stunned by the win
Shuggy is stunned by the win
You can see the trouble the Aussie…
You can see the trouble the Aussi…
Back to the Schlossgarten (I think…
Back to the Schlossgarten (I thin…
Mac is happy too!
Mac is happy too!
Dancing on tables was inevitable
Dancing on tables was inevitable
Stuttgart
photo by: lapostol77