Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Round of 16 Begins

It must be impossible to escape the World Cup in Germany (not that we want to) - we are here:


It looks like this from our balcony:

...and we ended up watching the Swedes fall to the Germans with a Swedish family and a German family. This was followed by an amazing game with Argentina and Mexico (I saw at least one Argentinian fan in the bar with us). If you have yet to watch the Argentinians play, don't miss their next match - they are paired with Germany. You will have to put up with seeing clips of a fat, hair helmeted, excessive looking character who used to be a great soccer player (Maradona), but the game on the pitch is worth the pain. Go find a clip of the second Argentinian goal tonight, it will be one of the best of the Cup. If someone finds a link, feel free to post it to the comments.

At some point, we made time to have lunch...

...and stopped to smell the flowers.

Tomorrow, our day of rest is over and we head to the fan zone in Frankfurt - I hear the giant flat screen is in the middle of the river there. Should be exciting.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you are friends with Z. That's too bad.

retired said...

go to www.fifaworldcup.com go to previous matches and find the argentina mexico game. Click on video highlights and the incredible goal is there.

wilablog said...

Too bad for Z? Or too bad for me?

I found a great World Cup goal page. I will post it later today.

Anonymous said...

Too bad for you and your wife.

z carpenter said...
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z carpenter said...

Will,

After your comment at the game on Sunday I came to the website to see the "anonymous said"

Uhm...I see what mean... I must say, I don't think I am suppose take it as a good thing.

wilablog said...

I took it as a friendly jab. But I guess we will never know unless anonymous chooses to reveal their true identity.