Sunday, June 22, 2008

Netherlands loses to Russia 1-3

What a bummer. In the Euro 2008 soccer tournament quarterfinals, the Dutch (who were the favorites to win), lost against Russia in the 2nd half. I don't typically watch soccer or any other sport, but it's hard to ignore European passion for the game. When walking yesterday the streets were decorated with orange flags, there were orange soccer ball cakes for sale at the bakery, and everyone was clad in orange.

Last week when Turkey won their match, a band of about 10 cars kept doing laps around the Amsterdam city center at 10PM, with flags and people draped out windows. They were yelling and horns were honking. I can only imagine what it would have been like if the Dutch had won, but I wish I could have seen it.

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