Living in a World Cup city

Tooooor!Yesterday marked the start of the 2006 World Cup - WM2006 - and though I wouldn't call myself a football fan as such, I could hardly pass up the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of a World Cup Host City whilst I'm living in one.

Germany winning the first match against Costa Rica caused a great sea of black, red and gold flags to be flown over the heads of thousands of supporters in Schlossplatz in the heart of Stuttgart.