Archive for June 20th, 2008

This game was highly anticipated in Germany not only because it would determine who would face the national team in the semifinal. No, Croatia and Turkey both hold special places in German football history. Croatia gave Germany their only loss in the group stages and the games between those two teams have always been close. Turkey is even more special because of the large Turkish community in Germany. I had a small conversation with a customer at the store I work in yesterday who congratulated me on the German win against Portugal (something I don’t really like to accept, since I don’t refer to the German team as “we” like so many other people here). Anyway, he also wanted Germany in the semis and now we both got our wish. (more…)

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