The 97 Boys played mid-afternoon yesterday. They had a runaway victory, but most importantly, had the opportunity to mix it up with the other players and fans. They got out on the fields and kicked the ball around with each other, chatted, laughed and generally socialized for several hours. The town mayor even came out to greet and welcome them!!
96 boys played in the Schule complex at a beautiful turf facility. They had a very competitive match, resulting in a 2-2 tie.
The girls had the day off and made the most of it! They went into downtown Cologne and boarded a ferry tour of the Rhine river. Quite a few of them used the opportunity to bask in the sun and catch a few extra zzz's. They spent a few hours shopping and having lunch in the old city and then came back to challenge their coaches to some 4 x 4 games. It's up for debate who triumphed in those matches. Despite what the coaches say, I think the girls bested them! We then headed down to watch the 96 boys game.
Today, we're off to Brussels!! (instead of Liege) I'm sure there will be MANY pictures with Manneken-Pis (the Pee-ing boy)!!