Category Archives: World Cup 2006

English World Cup fans drink Germany dry

In Nuremberg, organisers revealed 70,000 England fans who flooded the city drank 1.2 million pints of beer – an average of 17 pints each. Astonished bar keeper Herrmann Murr said: “Never have I seen so many drink so much in such little time.”

This is a really good article and it’s interesting to see out of all the world cup nations, who exactly are the biggest drinkers. I still can’t believe the English drank more than the world renound beer guzzling stereotype of Germans, especially when Germany is the host nation for this year’s FIFA world Cup.

Take a look through the article by following the “read more” link below. Its a good look, check it out.

read more | digg story

Socceroo fans get free ride home

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The Australian soccer team qualified for the FIFA world cup a few months ago now, and since then the whole country has contracted 'soccer fever'. Australia has not attended a world cup meet since 1971 (i think) and now that we have won our first game again Japan (3-1), all eyes are now on our world cup team for perhaps the biggest match up Australia will face in their time in Germany – Brazil.

Socceroo fans packed Melbourne's Federation Square to watch the match again Japan a few nights ago and the number of eager fans to pack the square again this monday night is estimated to reach ~6,000+. The Victorian government has taken action on the lack of public transport to and from Fed. Square for the big matchup and have recently announced plans for city wide nightrider busses to shuttle fans to and from the big screen for the LIVE matchup against Brazil starting at 2am and ending around 4am.

Extra taxi's will service the Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs all night. This will definately be one of Melbourne's busiest times at such a crazy hour of the morning for an event Australian soccer fans could never have dreamed of this time last year.