Successful kick-off for FARE Streetkick before Germany – Netherlands16 June 2004

After a slow start before the Italy – Denmark game in Guimaraes, due to problems with the local authorities, things got serious for the FARE workers yesterday.

Streetkick was based in the central square Praga de D. Joao, which had been used as the German fan zone for hundreds of their supporters, it was the ideal venue for the inflatable football game attracting interest from fans and the Portuguese locals.

Based directly next to the German fan embassy, a number of teams made up of different nationalities played street football in a relaxed atmosphere. For many supporters it was the perfect opportunity to kill some time during the long wait for the highly charged game between the neighbouring rivals. All the teams respected the common rules of tolerance and respect and FARE´s fanzine was well received.

Amongst the Germans, English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Croats playing not everybody showed world class footballing skills but due to tropical temperatures this was not surprising.

All FARE members were pleased how well the event had gone and looking forward to the series of next street kicks, which will take place during the tournament.

Streetkick programme

  • 19th June in the Amadora neighbourhood in Lisbon (starting at 11 am) in co-operation with Associação Unidos de Cabo Verde
  • 20th June before Spain – Portugal at the Praça de Figueira in Lisbon (starting at 2 pm)
  • 21th June before Croatia – England at the Praça de Figueira in Lisbon (starting at 2 pm)
  • 23th June before Germany – Czech Republic at the Praça de Figueira in Lisbon (starting at 2 pm)