by Jessica Barra, @JessieBarra June 24th, a day that I’ll always remember. I’ve failed so many times to get some tickets into every step of the process and came to being really stressful and frustrating so many times. Before I had to pick between which game me and my dad would like to go. We haven’t [...]
Germany edged France to book a FIFA World Cup semi-final against Brazil or Colombia, with Mats Hummels heading home the only goal early on. After the match the Team Germany fans celebrate the victory.
by Joshua Burns In my first blog post of the World Cup season, I spoke a little about the access that Germany fans have to the German team through social media, and how this World Cup has provided the opportunities for fans to see these players like never before. Those who have been following these [...]
by Eliud Mwangi, @EliudMwangi3 Picture this a game starting at one hour to midnight on a Monday and you are from taking your young child shopping the whole day because you promised, then your younger brother comes in and tells you how he flunked an exam, then your parents come home around thirty minutes to eight pm expecting dinner, [...]
by Matt Lines, @inmanicputer One of the most intriguing questions to come out of this World Cup has been regarding the significance of individuals over or within the team, and whether certain individuals supersede the team as a unit. What has been highlighted is the fact that many of the leading favourites to win the tournament [...]
by Julia Paterson, @julialpaterson German culture meets Brazilian culture. Photo copyright dpa Living in Germany, I've been observing how German football fans here in Tübingen are collectively responding to the World Cup. Here follow some fieldnotes: 1) Football inspires a passion in Germans that you would never foresee, if you have etched [...]
by Joshua Burns A fan reacts to last night's game. Photo copyright dpa The German National team beat a feisty Algerian squad yesterday to advance into the quarterfinals for an unprecedented 16th time. The match stayed pretty uneventful for most of regular time. With both teams pressing attack at times and both teams [...]