Germany’s Miroslav Klose celebrates his goal in the national team’s match against England in the second round of the 2010 World Cup. Germany went onto win 4:1. Photo: picture-alliance / M.i.S.-Sportpressefoto
So yesterday was “Der Klassiker”, as it’s known. The two European nations whose armed forces locked horns on a monolithic scale twice in one century, who threw entire generations of their youth into the slaughter and who, now that the age of tank battles and D-Day-landings is thankfully past, carry on their mythic struggle on the football pitch: England vs. Germany.
Now, as an Englishman living in Germany by choice, you might expect this to be a difficult moment for me – a kind of civil war of the heart, a question of torn loyalties and a long, heartfelt weighing up of allegiances.
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A lost match but feeling fine!
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