The beer, the cheesy sticks, the tele remote at the ready. It's the last friendly match before the European Championship in France. It's Austria at home. And the visitors are the Dutch. I can hardly wait.
Maybe football, or sport in general, can save the world. I think it's humankind's best chance. It succeeded in South Africa where the sport boycott by rugby and cricket players was the greatest force in fighting apartheid. Maybe, just maybe, sport can do it again.
Sport between nations is mightier than any army. And nobody gets killed. Win or lose it's only a game.
Result (for the record): Austria 0 - 2 Holland
Peace be with you.
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