The 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup is being held in China with the 16 teams being divided into four sections. In Group A, the teams are Japan, Germany, England and Argentina. On September 17, the Japan vs. Germany game took place in Huanglong Sports Stadium, Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province with more than 39,000 spectators in attendance. There was no surprise in the result as the world’s number one ranked team Germany defeated Japan by a score of 2:0.
I did not watch the live broadcast of the game. But I read Mr. Ning Xiali’s essay
at oeeeee.com. The essay said: “I went to the website and the first thing that I saw was the photographs of the banner held up by the Japanese women to thank China … Then I went to Tianya and the information there was that the Chinese spectators booed the Japanese women throughout the entire game and reserved all their applauses for the German women, and that did not change until the Japanese women unfolded the banner to thank China.”