According to a London newspaper, businesses in Nuremberg took out one billion Euros in insurance in anticipation of the damage that English fans might do to their picturesque city on match day. The English fans have something of a reputation for bad behavior, but on this day we saw plenty of passion, and all of it positive.
The number of English fans in Nuremberg certainly outnumbered the available tickets. We arrived about three hours before the match, and it was clear that the party had been in full force for quite sometime. The city center in Nuremberg has a great deal of history and character, but it was tough to see much more than St George's cross everywhere we walked.