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

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.