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June 2002, Cologne. Brazil is World Cup champion once again. However,
Rudi Völler's boys didn't make a fool of themselves at all. This -
and the beautiful weather - was reason enough for many German soccer fans
to celebrate anyway. They pounded the streets, accompanied by a couple of
"real" Brazilians. I would have imagined that after losing 0 :
2 the Germans would honk less, but obviously the fans got used to it so
much that they couldn't help it.
A rather German-looking woman climbed on the (brazilian) bandwagon. For want of an adequate "waving device" she waved a T-shirt of the Liberal party out of her window, thus proving political accuracy. The fact that the shirt didn't contain the colour green at all fits perfectly. Other soccer fans didn't swim with the tide and instead kept on expressing their opinion: There's only one Rudi Völler! Others swore not to drink Caipirinha ever again.
On the whole the celebration of the final was a peaceful multicultural party.