Last to leave the party
- 26 Jun 06, 02:30 AM
STUTTGART - Outside of the passion and pain on the pitch, it is the little things that catch your eye as the world’s cultures collide at this tournament.
The last guests to leave England’s post-match party were dancing in the streets as I walked back through the city’s main square in the early hours.
The strains of Football’s Coming Home and "1-0 to the Arsenal" sounded bizarre coming out of the pipes on a traditional German wind-up organ.
The sight of a dozen England fans dancing around the grinder looked even stranger. He didn’t seem to mind though.
About 30,000 fans watched the game here earlier, in a boisterous but peaceful atmosphere.
These lads were the only ones left and, while the tunes were still coming, looked likely to stay for a while.