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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Hundreds flock to Commercial Drive for Euro Cup final

Cafe attracts 300 soccer fans, crammed in 'like sardines' to see Spain defeat Germany

Nicole Tomlinson, Vancouver Sun

Published: Monday, June 30, 2008

VANCOUVER I Alberto Carranza just couldn't watch the Euro 2008 final in Anchorage, Alaska.

"I had to share this moment with my baby brother Daniel," the Spaniard said.

So he cut his fishing vacation short and began a long, sleepless journey back to the Lower Mainland.

A Spanish soccer fan takes to the streets along Commercial Drive to celebrate after Spain defeated Germany in finals of the Euro Cup 2008.View Larger Image View Larger Image

A Spanish soccer fan takes to the streets along Commercial Drive to celebrate after Spain defeated Germany in finals of the Euro Cup 2008.

Richard Lam / Vancouver Sun

And after a 15-hour drive, a plane trip from Whitehorse to Vancouver and a car ride straight from the airport to Café Roma on Commercial Drive, Spain's 1-0 victory over Germany tasted even better than the beer.

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