WM-2022: Germany

Germany has also been offering a great deal of football culture musically for years ....
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As a German, I found the performances besides the football (hand in front of mouth, appearance of the interior minister in the stadium or press conferences without players) irritating and much worse than the footballing performance. Something must have happened in Germany in recent years that distracted everyone from the really important thing at a World Cup. Becoming world champions. Even the newspapers, which have had 12 years to write their fingers to the bone about Qatar, are distracting from the real issue and trying to politicize the World Cup. No real football fan wants that. Germany has been a soccer power for decades and the prerequisites for fielding a viable team should be in place. All tournaments were accompanied by music. Just think back to the 1974 team singing "Football is our life" - I wish that had been the case this year.

I will start with the Bellini Brothers, who spiced up their music with changing South American singers so that the whole thing had a realistic Brazilian background.

But you can also recognize real football culture from songs by Thees Uhlmann, AnnenMayKantereit, Sportfreunde Stiller or Die Toten Hosen. Sad but true, we've lost all that.

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