MoonDawg's Den: World Cup kaput?

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

World Cup kaput?

A parliamentarian who chairs the German government's agriculture committee warns that the World Cup may need to be called off in Germany this summer because of avian influenza, due to a "serious" outbreak that began there last week. Several hundred German soldiers have been deployed to the resort island of Ruegen, where the outbreak has mainly been concentrated, in an effort to contain the spread of the disease (this AP photo shows German troops decontaminating vehicles leaving the island).

Speaking of German troops, France has now gone on a "war footing" against the deadly H5N1 bird flu, which recently appeared in that country as well. Of course we all know what it means when the French go on a "war footing": you can expect them to sign a surrender agreement with the virus any time now...


  • I'm a bit puzzled by this article. Maybe someone out there can tell me why the French and Germans are relevant and what the "World Cup" means in the scheme of things....relevant. I read "World Cup" and think "Big glass of beer for all!"

    By Anonymous Alex, At 3:30 PM, February 21, 2006  

  • Well with the World Cup being in Germany, it would be more like "Big stein of beer for all". But as a soccer fan, I would be bummed if there was no World Cup this year. And I only mentioned France so I could take a gratuitous shot at the French...

    By Blogger Garry, At 10:13 AM, February 22, 2006  

  • I knew that. Mine was just a joke, although I do believe a World Cup full of beer is an awesome idea!

    By Anonymous Alex, At 10:39 AM, February 22, 2006  

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