Of course, it is soccer. It is a championship that happens every 4 years. Last time (2006) it was in Germany. Cool.
Surprisingly, the US qualified to be in the tournament, and played England on Saturday. Even more surprising, they tied 1-1. (Patrick sort of thought that England would crush us. He joked, "I want to cheer for the US, but I don't think they will make it far..." LOL). Tying is not as good as winning, Patrick explained, but it is certainly better than losing.
Germany played Australia on Sunday. To show our pride, each kid (except Tirzah) wore a soccer jersey to church on Sunday morning. On Sunday afternoon Mitch and I donned our jerseys too (which Mitch bought in Ukraine a couple years ago) for a family picture. Tirzah borrowed Malachi's football jersey...which is not the same, but close enough. (Since lots of our boys have worn this jersey, I couldn't help but think she looks SO much like her brothers).
Germany crushed Australia 4-0. Go Germany!!