Archive for June 9th, 2008

Since one of the hosts of this year’s Euro is Switzerland the German media keeps on reminding their viewers that there was another competition which took place there some time ago. Yes, it’s the inevitable “Wonder of Bern” again and again. Although I always encourage people to dig up the stories most of the people have forgotten over the time, the World Cup winning team of Germany in 1954 has long established itself in German football lore. Every child knows by now that the name of the commentator for the German national radio was Herbert Zimmermann, who screamed his famous line “…aus dem Hintergrund müßte Rahn schießen! Rahn schießt! Tor! Tor! Tor!” (“…from the background Rahn might be able to take a shot! Rahn shoots! Goal! Goal! Goal!”). (more…)


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