Germany advances to the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup.
I have to admit - when it comes to soccer, I feel a patriotic attachment to Germany...
BTW, it should be noted that Germany's coach Klinsmann lives in California. He has introduced American style training methods to the German squad, and was harshly criticized for it by the German media (and even by Franz Beckenbauer, Germany's popular former head coach).
I'm glad he stuck to his convictions!