Soccer Fan

A soccer fan dressed in a traditional carnival costume waits for a German first division soccer match Mainz 05 vs Darmstadt 98 to start (Oct.16). Mainz is one of Germany’s carnival strongholds, although the carnival season only starts Nov.11 (at 11.11.a.m.).

At a Soccer Match

Police in riot gear, armed with a video camera, march towards hooligans who climbed over the fence and entered the pitch shorty before the end of a German 3rd soccer league relegation match Kickers Offenbach vs 1. FC Magdeburg, May 31. Offenbach, Frankfurt’s eastern neighbor city, lost 1-3.

The New Coach

Steffi Jones, the designated new coach of Germany’s national women soccer team, pictured following a press conference at the headquarters of the German soccer federation DFB in Frankfurt, Mar. 30..

(Image slightly post-processed in PortraitPro Studio Max v12)

Real Joy

Frankfurt’s Paraguayan player Nelson Valdez jubilates after scoring the 4-0 in a German first division soccer match Eintracht Frankfurt vs SC Paderborn 07, Mar. 14, only minutes after making his return following a six-month injury absence. He of course received the yellow card for taking his shirt off in celebration – undressing is not allowed during the match, although highly recomended afterwards.