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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Done. (Sieger der Herzen)

Life's a pretzel and washes down better with a cold beer ;) ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

It's been almost a month of world cup madness. Today my team lost. But there is no shame in loosing to Spain. They won fair & square. Germany played well enough. Paul remains a winner. It's all good.

The German team still won my heart and I know they will be greeted with open arms when they return home too. They certainly delivered some spectacular play and made the summer a boat load of fun for Germans everywhere.
Modern Germany is much more comfortable in its (new) skin. And when you feel good about yourself, it is easier to roll with the ups and downs. Most fellow Germans interviewed post match echoed my sentiment (from Bild.de to Welt.de). And expressed their affection and pride for the Nationalelf. Fans even voiced their hopes for 2014! (Collective Optimism is a new one for us ;)

Ghana's (another favorite of mine) loss was more emotional, because unlike today's game, that was a match filled with controversy and strive. The Black Stars of Africa came so close.

As to the finals: Who will I be rooting for come Sunday, here in New Amsterdam? No clue. Neither Spain nor The Netherlands have won the World Cup before, so that's exciting. I guess La Furia Roja (what a name!) has an edge over the Oranjes, but you never know. Just like you never know what life has in store for you.

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