Wow, the tension is rising. Tonight the Iberian Classico between the CR7+10 of Portugal and the Tiki-Takistas of Spain will decide the first of the finalists for the 2012 European Football Championships. And then tomorrow, in a repeat of the semi-final of the 2006 World Cup, Germany take on Italy in a game that has the potential to be an epic classic. Berlin is awash with black-red-and-gold, with flags hanging from balconies, car windows and anywhere else that will support them. Some people are already imagining a dream final against the Spanish, but Germany have never beaten Italy in a tournament game, so they will need to break that run if they are to progress to Kiev.
Of course, we are showing both semi-finals in the hostel and the hotel, so come and join us for the game, as the tension rises and we get ever closer to the final showdown.
Meanwhile, the competition is also heating up in our Circus Tipping competition. With the semi-finalists in there were bonus points for pre-tournament predictions, as well as the tips for the quarter finals, Bully has maintained his lead. It could all come down to the pre-tournament prediction for the final winner, which brings some bumper bonus points and could be the difference between Spanish-like glory and English-like glorious failure.
Here’s the Top Ten with just the semi finals and final to go:
34 pts – Bully
31 pts – Katharina and Robin
30 pts – Tilman and Nicha
28 pts – Toga, Andrew, Rene, Sophie and Judith