Soccer Fan

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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.).

The New Coach

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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

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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.

At a Soccer Match

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Supporters of Eintracht Frankfurt, the city’s first division soccer team, after letting off red flares during the match against 1. FC Cologne, Oct. 4. Frankfurt won 3-2. Of course, pyrotechnics are illegal in soccer stadiums but somehow they are brought in anyway.