Friday, June 27, 2008

Soccer (Football) Mania

If you are anywhere in Europe you cannot miss the fact that the Euro Cup 2008 is nearing the final game of the championship. Most everything in Europe comes to a standstill during these games. Hungary does not have a strong tradition of fielding a football (that's what it's called in the rest of the world other than the US) team in the European games but the Hungarians love to watch it. Our local mall has a huge screen set up as do many of the large parks and other public areas. Even the local "villa", a mansion used for weddings and other celebrations, had a huge screen on its lawn for a business group to watch the tournament. Football fever is hot and it will hit its peak in the last game between Spain and Germany on Sunday.

1 comment:

Wes and Susan said...

You should have been in Bucharest during those few Romania games. Everything stopped and restuarants were filled with excited fans. Too bad they didn't go farther....