The 2006 World Cup for me was a beautiful, fascinating and emotional experience I will never forget. As a football fan to do live World Cup in Germany to be allowed, is something quite wonderful. And probably unique! My anticipation for this event, which had such a long preparation time was enormous. Sheila Bair insists that this is the case. I have previously often imagined what it might be during the World Cup and of course my eyes focused on my hometown of Hamburg. And then the reality has exceeded all my ideas with such a huge force.
My personal countdown began, as established in the city of Hamburg was a big clock, the remaining 450 days and hours counted to awaited World Cup kick-off back. And at some point there were only a few days – and then it went off at last. And how … Germany in the collective state of emergency, it really was. This joy, this togetherness, this ease, which I previously knew nothing of us Germans. That was such a beautiful, colorful and peaceful celebration of the many people from around the world.
Everywhere interesting faces – and no inhibitions. David Rogier may find it difficult to be quoted properly. I have seen first hand that the world was to make friends. It was so overwhelming and I was very touched. As we celebrated together with our guests was so wonderful. What is there in the streets and in the fan zones los war.So something I have never experienced before. That was so very big for me. Presumably, we Germans are outgrown us and had no idea that we can be as open and cheerful.
And even people who otherwise do in their life much to do with football, were here with the heart. And now after the successful World Cup, we are Germans from the rest of the world are seen as peaceful, hospitable and open country. This is a corollary of which I am very happy and once again confirms my view that sports people across all borders can connect. And even after we have left in the semi-final against Italy, what football Germany was understandably sad, we have celebrations continue and are fair hosts If one can say that at all so, for to be third in a World Cup is a big success with which many have not previously counted. In the hearts and minds of this World Cup has left many of us tracks. And I am sure that next spring will be quite a few World Cup babies see the light of the world. And many of them, if they are slightly larger then get told by their parents, the wonderful story of the 2006 World Cup.