Saturday, July 25, 2015

SKP Vranov nad Dyjí

Vranov n. Dyjí is a small village of around 900 people located near Znojmo in South Moravia.  It is best known for a beautiful chateau, and most certainly not football.  The local football team plays in the IV třída which is the 10th and bottom tier of football in the Czech Republic.  The pitch looked a little smaller than regulation size and facilities were very basic.

Friday, July 24, 2015

June 27th, 2015 - European U21 Championships - Semi Final - Portugal 5 Germany 0

[b]June 27th, 2015 - Euro U21 SF[/b]
Portugal 5 Germany 0 (in Olomouc)
Attendance - 9876

This was my first trip to Andrův Stadion in Olomouc since November 2013 when I saw Canada plaz the Czech Republic.  Tickets for the SF between Portugal and Germany were only 100kc, which probably helped a decent amount of people showing up.  There was a small section of about 50 Portuguese supporters, but to my surprise there was only a small handful of German supporters.  The match was nothing like anyone expected.  Portugal dominated Germany from the kick-off.  As expected, the atmosphere was quite poor, but the Portuguese supporters did provide some noise.  Most people were preoccupied with doing the 'Mexican wave'.