well, not in exactly those words. but michael ballack says in this video. ‘ich bin der kapitan.’ (i am the captain). leave a comment if you’d like the whole thing translated. he and the diminutive phillip lahm are fighting over who will lead germany’s national football team. ballack, who had the misfortune of getting injured just weeks prior to the 2010 world cup in south africa, was replaced by the 26 year old lahm whose decided that he doesn’t want to give his place back. because that’s they way they rock it in deutschland. so the bigger question is, will thomas mueller give michael ballack his lucky number 13 shirt back?
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does anyone really care that germany beat uruguay 3:2 to win yet another 3rd place word cup metal. well, the upside is that the players actually get to keep their awards. while if they had actually won the tournament come july 2011, they’d have to return their solid gold stature.
this time around, trainer jogi loew did not get caught on camera picking his nose and eatting the contents. miloslav klose had to sit out the game because according to one site, he had a back injury, but according to another website, he was sick. so unless loew wheels the old guy out in 2014 to score one last goal, klose will have to make do with having been the co-second most scorer in world cup history, behind brazil’s ronaldo.
after germany defeated uruguay, diego forlan‘s name started trending on twitter. the striker for uruguay had been asked to return to england to play in the premiere league. during his time with manchester united, it took him something like 27 games to score a goal and has had a stunning reversal of fortune since he was sold off to a spain-based team.
floran is one of many players who has embraced social networking. he currenly has almost 250K followers on twitter. and has spent the past 5 weeks uploading his video diary to his official youtube page (youtube.com/diegoforlan7oficial. well, we doubt he is phyiscally doing it himself considering most people over the age of 30 are essentially technologically challenged. even men. but then again, youtube is pretty idiot proof.
here’s a video of uruguay’s hotel staff congratulating uruguay on advancing in the tournament:
here’s a video of the uruguay team celebrating their quarter-final win.
germany football coach jogi loew picks his nose during germany england game during the round of 16 of the 2010 world cup in south africa.