Germany 3: Portugal 1 in the World Cup consolation game
Germany bounced back from the 0:2 loss to Italy in the semifinal to take third place in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. An (extreme?) German fan in southern New Jersey celebrates the first German goal in the second half. The 2006 World Cup final is now in progress between France and Italy. Hopefully these "football" fans will return to normal soon! For an interesting overview of the 2006 World Cup, see Without a Team in the Final, Germany Achieves a Victory (New York Times - free registration may be required to access). Here is a link to the aforementioned Günter Grass interview (German only) in the Süddeutsche Zeitung.