Franz "Kaiser" Beckenbauer.
Greatest fussball-player and coach ever.
Led Germany 1974 and 1990 to the world-championship.
Look dude, there's the Kaiser.
-Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)82,000,000 inh.
Berlin (3.3 millions)
-languages spoken: german, frisian, sorbian
-religions: evangelic (42%), catholic (35%), muslim (5%), and others
americans usually mistake germans (inh. of germany)for car constructors wearing leather shorts. In fact, leather shorts are not at all popular in most parts of the country and car construction is not part of the general education plan. Only few folks in Bavaria (state in the country's deep south, capital Munich) still wear leather shorts, but mostly as an attraction for American and Japanese tourists. Wearing leather shorts in northern cites like Hamburg, you may find yourself beaten up or at least laughed at, so beware! Germany is also well known for beer ("Beck's" from Bremen in the very north, "Löwenbräu" from Munich, "Holsten" from Hamburg...) great authors and soccer. (Fussball).
"you know it's football when the game lasts 90 minutes and the winner is germany" (peter shilton, english goalie)
german verb for play
"ich spiele fussball"
anything related to and from modern Germany:
bundes-autobahn, bundes-flag, bundes-fussball, bundes-capitol, bundes-beer, bundes-boys
As in the 'offs': what every hardcore footie fan in Britain does pre-match.
These are the fights that preceed the big games and get started by the leaders of hooligan gangs, or the 'generals' aka topboys: the elite fans that rule over hooligan crews or 'dressers'.
Even the beatiful game of football in Britain is now called 'fussball' by sportcasters. You go figure why..
To greet the Gunners' fans, Mancies (Man U fans)hoolitots stormed the streets before the match, and offs started everywhere.The bizzies stood helplessly watching the caos taking shape! .
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the american term for football. why the yanks call it `soccer`, who knows? 10 players on each team try and score in the opponent`s goal, defended by the goal keeper, who is the only player allowed to pick up the ball. the other ten must use their feet. thus the name football.
boy: hey mom lets play soccer! then we can watch a movie!
translation:(pukka english) oi mum! lets play football! then maybe a film