I watched the Germany-Argentina match yesterday and was impressed with both teams, although the Germans just seemed to play a much tighter defense. After the match, the streets were crazy with supporters waving German flags and honking and setting off fireworks.
One thing that really bothered me during the World Cup in 2006 was the occasional German flag with a swastika painted on it, mostly flown from passing cars. So you can imagine my disgust to see this banner flying in Bourj Hammoud, a predominantly Armenian Christian neighborhood east of Beirut today:
For those who don’t read German, it’s reads Germany (although the idiots even managed to misspell “Deutschland”), with “we live together, we fall together.”