FIFA 2018 – It’s football party time again!

Jun 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Mervi's stories

14.6.2018 by Mervi, UPDATED 15.6

Knuti’s Weekly has always followed the big sports events with great interest. This year it’s time for the Football World Championship again and many of us will be ‘suffering’ from football fever. 🙂

Because it’s the 10th anniversary year for this magazine I start with some flashbacks of the previous games.

Euro 2008  in Switzerland/Austria – Winner: Spain

Doesn’t the mascot 08 look familiar? Oh yes, it’s our Knuti!

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Our dear bear was even the super star of the German Team.

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Here Knut is giving some very valuable advice to Jogi Löw. 🙂

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WC 2010 in South Africa – Winner: Spain

I guess we all remember the sound of the thousands of vuvuzelas …..

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Euro 2012 in Poland/ Ukraine – Winner: Spain

Even this year Germany had lots of supporters – both  two and four legged!

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WC 2014 in Brazil – Winner: Germany

Lale was well prepared!

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What we remember most of this tournament was the game Germany vs Brazil. We had many reasons to scream ‘Tooooor’!

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Euro 2016 in France – Winner: Portugal

Fiete was the super supporter during these games.

SOCCER-EURO/FRANCE

Sweet Hope was cheering France but maybe this year she’ll be saying ‘Heja Sverige’ …..

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Fiete had several supporter outfits – I think this one is one of the best. 🙂

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WC 2018 in Russia – Winner: May the best team win!

Football stadiums in many Russian cities can witness first class football.

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Chaarchana in St Petersburg welcome the football teams and their fans.

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Because this is Knuti’s Weekly Magazine it’s natural that our ‘home team’ is Germany. Of course, we’ll be cheering all the teams – when they’re not meeting Jogi’s Jungs. 🙂  🙂  🙂

Die Manschaft

Die Fanschaft

During every tournament Jogi has had white fluffy assisting coaches. This year Katjuscha offered her services which, of course, were gratefully accepted. Kati is an experienced football fan and knows the name of the game!! 🙂

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Many players of the German team come from Bayern München so, of course, Quintana is cheering them!

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Unfortunately Finland didn’t gualify to these games. That’s why Sisu is cheering the team of a certain polar bear girl whose name begins with the letter ‘Q’. When Sisu throws the ball to the young lady it will soon take a shape of a heart …..

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Wolodja has been practising the supporter life so he’s ready! 🙂

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Fiete lives now in Hungary but he hasn’t abandoned his team!

Let the games begin!

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Latest news by Ralph

As you know I am often able to get hold of information about Polar Bear communications from “unofficial sources”. I was not surprised this morning to receive on my Knuphone a new link. Apparently Victoria was so worried about Hamish hearing about Facebook and Twitter that she contacted Malik in Aalborg to ask her advice. Malik explained that Nuka and Qillak were already using PAWS (PolarBear Alternative Web System).

PAWS is completely unintelligible to humans, being a series of grunts, growls and huffs punctuated with scent pegs. However, with the World Cup starting, the traffic on PAWS has come to the notice of some of my friends in Whitehall who let me have a transcript.
It appears that the Polar Bears in the UK have already been deciding which teams to support. In Kingussie, Victoria is supporting Denmark and Germany, while Arktos and Walker are supporting Germany, as the Netherlands are not playing. They would have liked Hamish to be able to see Scotland play, but sadly not this year.

In Doncaster, Nobby is already in touch with Nela, Giovanna and Quintana and is getting out Yoghi’s sports notes. He is supporting Germany, even though he will also watch England play, after all he has the same name as the famous 1966 player, Nobby Stiles. Nissan is supporting Russia, well he was until he saw that Pixel and Victor had decided to support Germany as Netherlands were not playing. He still wants to cheer for Russia, but being a good Polar Bear he wants to support the winning team.

Thanks to PAWS, Victor has been in touch with Tongki, who will be cheering South Korea, but agreed that he would also be cheering England and Germany with his new friends.

PAWS sounds a lot more fun than Twitter and Facebook.

PAWS NEWS 15. Juni

This morning I got another PAWS transcript. After Russia’s win against Saudi Arabia Nissan was in the mood to celebrate and was delighted to get a message on PAWS from Wolodja in Berlin. However, Katjuscha was disturbed by the loud noises next door and reminded the young bears that there are no Polar Bears in Saudi Arabia, so it was no surprise that Russia won. Nissan is never a bear to give up easily and is already planning a party with Russian bears around the world for the next match.

Groups

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You can find more information about the games here:

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018

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  1. Lieber Fiete, ich freue mich dass Du den Deutschen die Daumen drückst.

    Liebe Mervi,

    Danke für die wunderschöne Collage und die wundervolle Geschichte zur WM.
    Da sind so schöne Fotos unser lieben Bärchen.

    Greetings und Danke

    Knutilda

  2. Is it true? That’s already the 10th anniversary of ‘KWM’!!??
    Congratulations! And: Have fun together with your Co-soccer-addicted ones!
    May be, even I will watch/follow one or another of the ‘Football World Championship’-matches in Russia (and not only the ones when the German team is involved! – We’ll see . . .)

    Thanks for showing again your great collages.

  3. Do you allow? . . May be, some might be interested in the articles I did publish in the ‘Knuipe-Test-Forum’ that’s not seen by everyone:

    https://tinyurl.com/Die12FussballStadienInRUSSLAND
    https://www.sportschau.de/fifa-wm-2018/

  4. … plus:

    https://tinyurl.com/AlterLesenswerterInterviewArti

  5. Dear Mervi!
    Congratulation to the 10th anniversary of KWM!
    Thank you for the review of the previous games with the wonderful collages. I am glad to see Katjuscha next to Jogi Löw this time. I hope Chaarchana in St Petersburg will have a good time at the games.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  6. Liebe Mervi!

    Bei dieser Unterstützung kann für Jogis Team nur alles gut gehen! Danke für den lustigen Rückblick und die witzigen Collagen. Ich wünsche allen Teams eine tolle WM und mögen die beste Eisbären gewinnen.

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  7. Dear Mervi!
    Big sport events like this World Cup are not really my cup of tea, but I´m “forced” to join my husband in watching the “important” games on TV and sometimes even I myself am carried away with enthusiasm too… without wanting it!

    The best in regard of these competitions are your collages and wonderful sites you always create in this context since ten years – Congratulation! -, all combined with our beloved polar bears.
    Well, if they were in fact part of the 2018 FIFA Worldcup it would be a pleasure for me to watch the games in full on TV…
    Thank you for this fantastic site, your creativity, fantasy and humour!

    Hugs
    Anke

  8. Dear Mervi
    By far the best thing about the World Cup is the opportunity for the Polar Bears to support their host countries and for you to produce us these lovely collages.
    Ralph

  9. I’m not a football looker, not even at a World Cup,
    but that doesn’t mean that the bears aren’t enthusiastic about football.
    Nice Threat, dear Mervi

    Hugs
    Anita


  10. As you know I am often able to get hold of information about Polar Bear communications from “unofficial sources”. I was not surprised this morning to receive on my Knuphone a new link. Apparently Victoria was so worried about Hamish hearing about Facebook and Twitter that she contacted Malik in Aalborg to ask her advice. Malik explained that Nuka and Qillak were already using PAWS (PolarBear Alternative Web System). PAWS is completely unintelligible to humans, being a series of grunts, growls and huffs punctuated with scent pegs. However, with the World Cup starting, the traffic on PAWS has come to the notice of some of my friends in Whitehall who let me have a transcript.
    It appears that the Polar Bears in the UK have already been deciding which teams to support. In Kingussie, Victoria is supporting Denmark and Germany, while Arktos and Walker are supporting Germany, as the Netherlands are not playing. They would have liked Hamish to be able to see Scotland play, but sadly not this year.
    In Doncaster, Nobby is already in touch with Nela, Giovanna and Quintana and is getting out Yoghi’s sports notes. He is supporting Germany, even though he will also watch England play, after all he has the same name as the famous 1966 player, Nobby Stiles. Nissan is supporting Russia, well he was until he saw that Pixel and Victor had decided to support Germany as Netherlands were not playing. He still wants to cheer for Russia, but being a good Polar Bear he wants to support the winning team. Thanks to PAWS, Victor has been in touch with Tongki, who will be cheering South Korea, but agreed that he would also be cheering England and Germany with his new friends.
    PAWS sounds a lot more fun than Twitter and Facebook.

  11. dear Mervi,
    thank you so much for all the wonderful text and for all the lovely collages,Yes all our beloved Polar bears are friends of such interesting Sport events. I wish all the Sport friends espexially Fussball fans two- or fourlegs a very nice Entertainment with good games.
    dear Ralph thank you very much for the news from PAWS, it is good to hear so much about our Polar bears all over the world
    dear greetings and big paw waves
    Filomena

  12. Liebe Mervi,

    Glückwunsch zu 10 Jahre Knutisweekly!
    Und auf die nächsten Jahre mit unseren wunderbaren Lieblingen!

    Fußball WM bedeutet für mich, daß alle Arbeiten besser von der Hand gehen.
    Bügeln, Berichte schreiben, Bilder aussortieren usw.
    Ich wünsche uns allen schöne und friedliche Fußballspiele!
    Vielen Dank, schöne Collagen mit vielen Erinnerungen.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  13. Ralph – Thank you so much for the funny news! What luck you have such good contact with PAWS! 🙂

  14. Liebe Mervi,

    herzlichen Glückwunsch zum KWM-Jubiläum!
    Deine Fußball-Collagen sind super und eine schöne Erinnerung.

    Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße
    Britta-Gudrun

  15. I’m a little surprised you all seem to be surprised about the 10the anniversary of Knutitours … I already made a special about it in the beginning of this year …. 🙂

  16. Dear Mervi,

    Thanks a lot for this wonderful collages!

    Nice to hear that it’s already the 10th anniversary of KWM!
    My congratulations to everyone: to makers, to readers and,
    of course, to our lovely bears!

    Have a fun with football!

    Greetings
    Evi

  17. Liebe Mervi

    Ich muss gestehen, dass bei mir noch nicht das große Fußballfieber ausgebrochen ist.
    Aber ich habe mir trotzdem gerne die Collagen unserer Lieblingsbären angeschaut. 🙂

    Herzliche Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  18. M E R V I
    Re: June 14th, 2018 7:10 pm

    Please don’t feel offended or disappointed! You should know something about my ‘short memory’ by now!
    It’s a scrap of comfort that many others seem also to suffer from this uncurable desease.

    I felt already while writing there might be something wrong because it’s absolutely not ‘MERVI-style’
    to act like this: to mention such an important anniversary with just a line in a report or comment !!! 😉

  19. *
    “10 YEARS KNUTITOURS”
    http://knutisweekly.com/2018/01/10-years-with-knutitours-memories-from-the-knuipe/
    *

  20. Dear Mervi!

    Thank you for the funny Story!
    I hope, with this special Players will er win!

    Besonders, nachdem Jogi nun sogar Katjuscha als Beraterin hat.
    Hugs and greetings
    Yeo

  21. A little belated…

    Congratulations to 10 years KWM!

  22. In Namen vonn TBM`s Teddies gratuliere ich und alle teddies KWM.

    Ich will nur hier sagen, Hollan will gewinnen. Ajjax ist the best.

    Wilhelmina

  23. An WILHELMINA:

    Dein Wunsch HOLLAND möge gewinnen ist ja verständlich, allein bei dieser Weltmeisterschaft aber nicht möglich, da die Niederländeische Mannschaft diesmal gar nicht dabei ist, was viele bedauern werden; denn die Holländer haben ja über viele Jahre immer zu den Mit-Favoriten gehört:

    Nicht zuuu traurig sein, bitte!

  24. Dear football fans,

    Nanook and Lara predict the result of the match between Sweden and Germany.

    http://www.delfi.ee/a/82748715

    Greetings
    Evi

  25. EVI – dann wollen mir mal hoffen, dass sie richtig liegen… 😉

  26. Liebe Mervi,

    ich hatte ja schon in der Knutitis geschrieben, dass ich Deinen Beitrag mit den tollen Bildern und Collagen super finde.
    Ich hoffe, Jogi und Assistentin Katjuscha zeigen der deutschen Mannschaft den richtigen Weg ins Ziel.

    Liebe Grüße
    Monika