Third Place Game
Mon 10 Jul 2006 0 °F
Well, the conditional tickets did not come through, so we’re watching this game in Munich. Kahn will get to keep as Lehnmann steps aside as a nice jester. I read that the Portugal coach really wants to finish 3rd instead of 4th. So if Germany shows up to play as well, this game might actually be a good game – we’ll see.
We changed hotels, so Ivan and Dean would be closer to airport when they leave in a couple of days. We stayed at probably the best hotel of the trip, funny as I made this reservation the day before (they had a nice pool and sauna). We had grabbed a late night snack last night that got Ivan sick and Dean was in relaxation mode to finish out the trip, so we chilled at the hotel for the game.
We enjoyed the game at the hotel, there were plenty of German fans with the hotel staff and a few locals as well. The game was pretty good, especially for a third place game. Germany played well and finished the tourney strong – nice for them to go out with a win. And I jinxed Kahn by saying it looked like he’d get a clean sheet, just seconds before Portugal scored. But Kahn had played well, it was just a good play by Portugal (one of the few).