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Day 8 - Back in Cape Town

Game 3 - England vs Algeria

sunny 68 °F

image056.jpgBack to the mall for groceries and web access, sorry that I’m getting behind, but it takes a while for these updates J Unfortunately, Kate and Phil are sick today, such stomach problems, without getting into judging the competition, I’ll accept Kate’s proclamation that she is the sickest. We watch the Germany vs. Serbia game at the cottage; what a shocker – I hope that Tobias still enjoyed himself, guess we’ll find out tomorrow. image058.jpgFor the USA game, Gwen and I walk through the company gardens again and downtown. During the day, downtown was quite different with markets and crafts. We arrived at the Firearms Arms bar just in time for the game. image060.jpgWe are still with a bunch of nice British fans. Of course, they were enjoying the USA getting beat by Slovenia. But they cheered along with us up until the tie. They were disappointed when the USA went ahead and equally dumfounded when the winning goal was denied.
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After the USA game, it was a taxi ride back to the cottage to see if Phil and Kate were up for going to the England vs. Algeria game. They were ready so we caught a taxi close to the fan walk for a short stroll to the game. We were to meet AJ and his girlfriend’s boss, as they were going to the game with us. We still had two extra tickets to sell, but there were a bunch of people selling tickets this game. We found a nice couple and sold the tickets for face value, met AJ and Dirk and went to get it. The security was much tighter this game – perhaps it is just getting progressively more strict or perhaps it was because it was the England game – I guess we’ll see on the next match day. The game was very exciting. By far more England fans, but the Algerians were well represented as they owned group of sections not too far from us. At points, they out chanted and sang the British. There was even a guy that shot off a roman candle during the game, the security came and got him, but just put him back in his seat – he was the hero of the Algerian group.

Quip of the day: We got robbed twice today. The USA’s third goal being pulled from the net and on our taxi ride home after the game. We had to wait in a lot of traffic and the guy charged us about four times too much.

Posted by wc2006 02:02 Archived in South Africa Tagged events

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