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Car Hire in Stuttgart for World Cup 2006 by

With the FIFA World Cup 2006 about to kick off in Germany this June, the 12 host cities are finalising the preparations that will see some 3-4 million fans dispersed between them over the course of the 4 weeks. As the festival of football arrives, the German cities prepare to showcase themselves to the world and perhaps take full advantage of potential long term commercial opportunities as well as the obvious short term benefits provided by the world's largest sporting event. Germany's most prominent cities, Berlin, Munich and Hamburg have gained prominence over the years as international centres and short break destinations but it is the smaller and less prominent German cities that stand to gain most from the festival of football this summer.

Stuttgart is one such example. Germany's sixth largest city has a population of some 600,000 and it's proximity to the Black Forest suggest some strong potential as a short break destination. Located in the south west of Germany Stuttgart is set to host 6 World Cup games at the 54,000 capacity Daimler- Gottleib stadium culminating in the staging of the 3rd place play off. Stuttgart is an expansive and very green city making it pedestrian friendly and a pleasant place to stroll around. The city has many of the amenities and historical and cultural facilities that are expected of a major European city and includes the homes of the car firms Mercedes-Benz and Porsche and has a reputation as the scientific and technological capital of Germany.

Stuttgart is well positioned to cater for the influx of international football fans with a strong regional infrastructure. The city has an abundance of hotels of varying standards both in the city centre and the expansive metropolitan area. Although Stuttgart is capable of handling large volumes of visitors the availability of rooms during the World Cup is likely to be strained. Late bookers and those planning to descend on Stuttgart would be best advised to check out some of the major hotel websites and the official Stuttgart city website for up to date information and availability.

Travelling to and from Stuttgart is relatively simple. The city is well served by a regional airport with good connections to the other host cities as well as flights to major European cities. The south western situation of the city makes travelling to other host cities, particularly Munich, Dortmund, Kaiserslautern and Frankfurt relatively simple. Internal flights are likely to be full and expensive during the World Cup so other transportation options to and from Stuttgart may be advisable. Stuttgart has good rail connections with the other host cities and is a central hub on the expansive autobahn network. The length and breadth of Germany can be relatively easily traversed by road from Stuttgart as many and many of the major car hire firms have a presence in the city centre or at the airport

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Michael is a keen writer, and internet marketer living in Scotland:

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The 1954 World Cup: victory for Germany by Jayden Townsend

1954 was the fifth time that the World Cup was the football association. This year it took place in the host country of Switzerland and it lasted from June 16 to July 4. The host country of Switzerland had been chosen back in 1946 and were delighted to be the stage where many records would end up being set.

There were 16 teams that played in the tournament and the games were played in 6 different host cities. Scoring records were set at this tournament, including the highest amount of goals scored per game (on average). The top four teams in the tournament were Uruguay at fourth, Austria at third, Hungary at second, and the title was taken by West Germany who defeated Hungary with a score of 3-2 in the final game.

The format for the 1954 tournament was much different than it had been in the past. Rather than doing a round robin, the 16 teams were split up into four groups that each included four teams. Within each of these groups there were 2 unseeded teams as well as 2 seeded teams. There was also a new rule allowing teams to keep playing after 90 minutes if they were tied, all the way up to the 120 minute mark. Playoffs were played when teams were tied in points to see who would make it the next stage of the tournament.

Seeding was determined by world rankings and before the teams had even qualified for the final tournament, Spain was replaced by Turkey. Germany was actually one of the unseeded teams and had only been let back into FIFA in 1950. They started off by beating Turkey in the first of two different matches and didn't get to play an easy team like Korea who got blown out by 7 and 9 points respectively. The Germans then took on Hungary but lost 3-8. The main note from that game was that the German player Werner Liebrich actually injured Hungarian player Ferenc Pusksas who was largely regarded as the best player in the world. Ferenc would sit out the next two games, but would play in the final. He still was questionable at that time, so many have wondered what it would have been like had he not gotten injured.

In the quarter-finals, Brazil lost 2-4 against Hungary and was known as an extremely violent match. It is often referred to as the "Battle of Berne". England was taken out by Uruguay and Yugoslavia lost to Germany. The host team of Switzerland also lost at this time to Austria but the game had the most goals ever scored in a World Cup. The final score was 7-5.

The final match was between Hungary and West Germany in the Wankdorf Stadion in front of over 60,000 fans. Hungary went into the match being the favorites having won 32 consecutive matches. At the first of the game, Ferenc Puskas put the Hungarians up 1 after only 6 minutes. Just a short while later Hungarian player Zoltan Czibor would score another. The Germans answered with two goals of their own and finished if off by a second goal from Rahn out of the backfield. In the end the Germans walked away with the Jules Rimet trophy.

Jayden Townsend writes reviews on various sporting events including the online sportsbbok websites. In this piece of write up he highlights on soccer game and soccer betting odds. He takes the readers opinion on soccer betting.

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Speaking in Tongues languages†by my name is lokesh

I was at the 2006 Fifa World Cup Finals.

The flight attendant's greeting aboard German Airlines felt to me like a have-a-good-day message or enjoy-the-flight customary greeting. Unable to decode the language she was speaking that sounded so cryptic to me, I just jumped into an assumption (logical I hoped) that what her sounds meant were words of goodwill, either have a good day or enjoy the flight. "You're now just few hours from the World Cup. It's our pleasure to bring you safely in Germany," she then translated after the cryptic words. None of my guesses was right. I then saw the biggest hurdle right before my face. I should have really brought the dictionary mom bought.

I immediately spotted the arranged hotel ride as soon as I got out of the airport lobby. Checking out went smooth and easy. I had my luggage at hand immediately and some quick passport and visa checking were all done in a jiffy. Airport personnel made me feel at ease, we spoke a common language, my English. Their mumblings still sounded cryptic or "ambigramic" but the puzzling was way easier than that of the flight attendant's totally foreign language. Thanks to the holocaust movies my dad watches every now and then, I was somehow accustomed and prepared for the German's morphology of my lingua franca. Think and speak nasal to understand them and for them to get what you're saying.

On the way to the hotel, I sensed that the driver or rather the chauffeur ( the closest I can translate "driver" to a language other than mine) was mightily trying to extend warmth and hospitality. Sensitive enough, he immediately recognized the I-can't-quite-understand-you crumpled look on my face and spoke in a more comprehensible sound. In fairness, his English was excellent (relative to most natives during the flight and in the airport). Der Chauffeur (my cahuffeur lacked Der, as he told me his professional title) gave me a little crash course on practical German words and lines I can use to survive until my flight back home. Hello is "hallo", good morning is "Guten Morgen," How much is this is "Wieviel kostet das," hotel is (luckily) "hotel," bank is "das Bankhaus," and airport is "der Flughafen." I practiced to get their pronunciations right until we reached das hotel. Stressed by the language barrier, I ended up succumbing to my das Beet (bed) in my cozy, homey das Hotelzimmer (hotel room) in Ibis Berlin Adlershof.

Couple of days later, after much re-telling of my Berlin experience to everyone and much reflection on the experience I had, I decided to widen my languages-spoken zone. To my surprise, a handful of web sites are apparently offering online language courses (for free at that) on almost about every language being spoken by at least half of a country's population. I took a German language course (as a natural recourse to the trip I just had) through learnplus.com. About 20 other language courses are also available in learnplus.com, most of which are even free of charges.

Through my online language course, I learned that my most beloved *lingua franca* apparently had some of its origin from the German language that I regard as so cryptic. Moreover, the syntax, grammar of English, and German languages are pretty much hinged on the similar rules and practices. The phonology is what seems to set both languages' worlds apart and probably the hardest to learn.

I'm now starting to learn sentence construction and exerting much and much effort learning the sounds (and pidgins) of my target language. Learnplus.com offers very student-friendly beginner's modules and readings. The course starts at the very basic levels of language learning prior to language acquisition. Most practical usages of common phrases, words, and terms are the primary things I learned from the first module. The second one taught me the German alphabet and the basic sounds of the German language. Helpful exercises are also available for practical mastering especially of the pronunciation.

After learning well enough how to speak at least conversational German, my next target language is French. I heard that it is harder to learn French than German, so my plan to enroll in a French online language course probably by next month will be just in time for my Tour de France next summer. I imagine it to be more exciting experiencing the beauty (and hopefully romance) of Paris if I can twist my tongue the French way. Traversing the mazes of the Louder will surely be more enriching for the non-art aficionado in me if I can at least have an easier conversation with the tour guide by being able to at least converse decently more than a bonjour, si, and non. A friend recommended france-pub.com for French lessons, saying it's more practical than the http://www.bookstoretoday.com
After French, I might also take up Spanish, Mandarin, and Nihonggo. And of course, I must learn at least one of South Africa's 11 official languages for the next World Cup. Make it ten rather, English is given.

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