This year the soccer World Cup will be held in Brazil, where we, the humble editors of Young Germany, will not be able to watch it unfold. We are looking for writers from all over the world to blog about how they celebrate Germany’s favorite sport whether by attending a public viewing, kicking around the ball, or live and in person. In Brazil? India? China? Germany? Spain? Where ever you are, we want to hear your voice and share your thoughts with Young Germany blog readers during this summer’s World Cup.
Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as Alex, Sal and Jon join James in the M94.5 studios to help decipher the conclusions that can be drawn from the DFB Pokal 1st Round before answering the most ominous question currently surrounding Germany’s top flight.
Was Werder Bremen’s defeat a sign of what’s to come from Robin Dutt’s side? Are Borussia Dortmund still a work in progress despite a 3-0 win on the weekend? Are VfL Wolfsburg ready to make an assault on Europe and how crucial is a strong start to the season for Hamburger SV?
Elsewhere the Munich crew highlight what the Bundesliga has to offer outside of the top 2 before offering their predictions on a number of subjects ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2013/14 campaign.
Today Sarah of workingberlinmum talks about life without a cell phone and watching soccer with her son. You can find her here every Thursday.
Berlin and fashion
“…The Berlin Experts we talked with Arne Eberle, founder and director of fashion agency Arne Eberle Press+Sales and editor-in-chief of Œ Magazine. For many years Arne Eberle has been supporting talented German designers, believing in their creativity and presenting the most outstanding collections not only at Berlin Fashion Week, but also at international trade shows and events. Among the highlights of his accomplishments is definitely the Collect Showroom for contemporary fashion, the ultimate platform to promote the quality, skills and creativity of local designers.” Read more about Eberle here.
Soccer saint not so saintly
The European Football Championship is underway, and football-themed items are showing up everywhere in Germany. The seats on the buses are decorated, and at the bakery you can find ball-shaped rolls. Germany loves football. Check it out.
Want to share your photographs of football love in Germany with Young Germany’s Wordless Wednesday crowd? Email your photos to nicolette.stewart AT fs-medien.de. Hope to hear from you soon.
It happened. I feel just a bit more German now. I definitely feel different. Yes, I went to my first true German outdoor soccer viewing party. On Saturday night two of Germany’s best teams, Borussia Dormund and Bayern Munich, played for Germany’s national cup and well….Dortmund pretty much kicked Bayern’s butt (5-2). And it’s not every day that Bayern has their butt kicked. As anyone who has lived in Germany or is German knows, soccer is a religion here and wow….Germans REALLY take their soccer seriously. So, when my friend Katrin invited me out for a viewing of the game in Dortmund on Saturday I was more than excited to join the viewing and see what it was all about. The game was actually held in Berlin but that didn’t matter…Dortmund was alive with soccer vibes, especially since they just came off a huge win, taking the title of Budesliga Champions (that’s a big deal here in Germany!) So, here’s what I learned about watching big games on the big screen with crazy German soccer fans.
So there you go: the last match day of the 2010-2011 season has been played, and the 18 Bundesliga teams is divided into two camps – the winners and the losers. Nevertheless, deciding which teams belong to which category is a matter of personal interpretation – and here’s mine.