Fri

08

Jul

2016

Stadiums and crowds - EURO 2016

A friend of mine was able (or should I say "unfortunately able") to watch the EURO semi-final between host France and Germany.

Its back-to-back EURO semi-finals for him. Also back-to-back EURO semi-finals defeat (So PLEASE dont visit the next one as well).

 

It seems like passes, ball possession and penetration is all nice and good to have, but scoring goals is still the ultimate performance parameter.

 

Anyway, it was still a good game from Germany and witnessing it seemed worth it, if you have a look at the picture I have received.

 

If you have attended any football matches (of the EURO), in any country, any league in any age group - send it and I will post it.

Fri

14

Feb

2014

Red Bull Salzburg Goalkeeper Training

Non-s(ci)ence

Like FC Bayern Munich, Red Bull Salzburg held its training camp in Doha 2014.

 

Some training sessions can be viewed (HERE, HERE and HERE) and the following video shows bits and pieces from the goalkeeping training.

 

Mon

10

Feb

2014

VFB Stuttgart against FC Augsburg

Non-s(ci)ence

True football fans go to football matches (even without their husbands).

So did my wife. Can barely explain "offside", however, was invited to the VIP section for the home match of VFB Stuttgart against FC Augsburg.

 

 

Was not the greatest day for Stuttgart, as they were bashed 4:1.

 

If coaches/players/spectators want to share their stadium and crowds experience please email me the pictures.

 

Sun

22

Dec

2013

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Augsburg

Non-s(ci)ence

During my christmas vacation I was able to visit Eintracht Frankfurt playing their last home-game of 2013 against FC Augsburg.

 

Commerzbank Arena at Frankfurt
Commerzbank Arena at Frankfurt

 

It was also the official fare-well celebration of Oka Nikolov who was the goalkeeper in 414 matches for Eintracht.

 

Oka Nikolov Choreo
Oka Nikolov Choreo

 

46.400 visitors saw a 1:1 draw.

 

46.400 visitors pre kick-off
46.400 visitors pre kick-off

Tue

01

Oct

2013

Football crowds choreo - Einracht special

Non-s(ci)ence

Eintrach Frankfurt is going to play its group match in the UEFA Europa League against Nikosia this Thursday.

 

Just in time for the (hopefully) 2nd win in the group phase, we have prepared a compilation of the Frankfurt supporters.

 

Sat

21

Sep

2013

Football crowd choreos

Non-s(ci)ence

Stadiums and crowds are part of our non-s(ci)ence section on footballscience.net.

As a result we have compiled (ultras) fans choreos from YouTube channels. Obviously we were dependent on the quality of the individual uploads.

 

Have a nice week-end.

 

Sat

07

Sep

2013

GCC Cup U17 Qatar - Oman

Non-s(ci)ence

If you have (great) pictures of football stadiums and fans, send it to us and we will post it.

 

Why?

 

Because its football, we are all fans and its just an exciting feeling to watch football live. Especially with the start of the college soccer season we would like to post some "stadiums and crowds" pictures from US-college teams.

 

Last night, we have visited the U17 GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Championship game Qatar vs. Oman.

 

Well, obviously there was not an impressive crowd. However, the Aspire academy still is.

 

GCC U17 Qatar vs. Oman

 

The result of the game was 1:0 for Oman.

 

GCC U17 Qatar vs. Oman

Sat

27

Jul

2013

Stadium(/house)-warming party - Swedish style

non-science

The video below shows the stadium(/house)-warming party for the Tele2 arena, the new multifunctional facility for the two Stockholm-based clubs Djurgårdens IF and Hammarby IF.

 

We are not sure if all activities are legal, however it looks like the fans made it special.

 

Mon

20

May

2013

41. Emir Cup

Non-s(ci)nce

With the season ending approaching in many/all leagues around the world, we were able to attend the Emir cup final at Doha/Qatar between Al-Saad and Al-Rayyan.

 

The stadium was sold out (40.000 visitors) and Al-Rayyan took the trophy with a 2-1 win.


Al-Saad was chasing the match after they have conceded two goals within the first ten minutes. After that, Al-Rayyan focused on the defense to keep the victory.

Al-Sadd vs. Al-Rayyan - 41. Emir Cup final 2013
Al-Sadd vs. Al-Rayyan - 41. Emir Cup final 2013

 

A firework after the match rounded up the 41. Qatar cup and showed (somehow) that Qatar is (improving) on a way to celebrate football as it is “normal” in other countries.

 

Sun

07

Apr

2013

FC Bayern - German Champion...for the 23rd time

Non-s(ci)ence

It was the fastest Championship in Bundesliga history (with still 6 games to play). FCB's gap to 2nd placed and last years Champion Borussia Dortmund is 20 points. As a result the team from Munich can focus on the German Cup and the UEFA Champions-League from now on.

Bundesliga history was made in Frankfurt this Saturday afternoon.

 

Bayern Munich won their 24th match of the season (with 3 draws and 1 loss) and reclaimed the crown of the DFB Bundesliga for the 2012-2013 season.

Schweinsteiger scored the only goal in the match against Eintracht Frankfurt, which was seen by 51.500 visitors in the Commerzbank arena at Frankfurt.

 

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Bayern
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Bayern

Sat

23

Mar

2013

International friendly Japan vs. Canada

We have received some picture from the international friendly match Japan vs. Canada played yesterday in the Khalifa Stadium at Doha/Qatar.

Japan vs. Canada
Japan vs. Canada

 

As it is possible to see, only half the stadium was open and approximately 3000 visitors saw the match.

 

Japan vs. Canada  anthem
Japan vs. Canada anthem

 

While having the greater physical appearance, the Canadian players put themselves on the back foot a couple of times after individual mistakes, resulting in a half time score of 1-0 to Japan. A free-kick from Japan only hit the cross-bar.

 

Japan vs. Canada kick-off  2nd half
Japan vs. Canada kick-off 2nd half

 

The second half was little more open, Canada found more spaces and equalized. However the result after 90 minutes was 2-1 to Japan.

 

Thu

07

Feb

2013

Battle of the Champions - Spain vs. Uruguay

Non-s(ci)ence

The current World and European Champion Spain played a friendly match against the reigning South American Champion Uruguay at Doha/Qatar this night.

Spain vs. Uruguay at Doha/Qatar
Spain vs. Uruguay at Doha/Qatar

 

The game was played in the Khalifa Stadium, which capacity is about 50.000 visitors.

 

Officially, all tickets were sold, but we doubt that all seats were taken.

 

Spain vs. Uruguay at Doha/Qatar kick-off
Spain vs. Uruguay at Doha/Qatar kick-off

Spain was just too strong for the South americans and dominated the entire match. The final result was 3:1.

 

At half-time, Carles Puyol was honored for his achievements - 100 international caps for Spain - with a small Arabian Oryx antilope statue.

 

Mon

07

Jan

2013

Schalke 04 vs Al-Saad SC

Non-s(ci)ence

Schalke 04 played Al-Saad SC as part of their preparation phase for upcoming Bundesliga and Champions League games.

Schalke 04 vs Al-Saad
Schalke 04 vs Al-Saad

 

The game was played in the Jassim-Bin-Hamd-Stadion in Doha/Qatar and approximately 250 visitors watched it. Schalke took an early 2-0 lead, however faced a draw at half time.

 

Schalke 04 vs Al-Saad kick-off
Schalke 04 vs Al-Saad kick-off

 

Raul the former Schalke player and Spanish national provided one assist for Al-Saad until he was substituted off with 15 minutes to go. Hoewedes scored the last goal of the match in which Schalke had to thank their two keepers twice to leave the field as the winne.

 

Al-Saad stadium outside day
Al-Saad stadium outside day
Al-Saad stadium outside night
Al-Saad stadium outside night

 

Interesting, not only the players had to recover after the game but also the field, which received special UV-light treatment directly after match.

 

UV-light usage at Al-Saad
UV-light usage at Al-Saad

Sat

05

Jan

2013

Bayern Munich vs. Lekhwiya

Non-s(ci)ence

As part of their pre-season, FCB played Lekhwiya in the Khalifa International Stadium at Doha/Qatar.

 

FCB vs. Lekhwiya kick-off
FCB vs. Lekhwiya kick-off

 

Bayern Munich won 4:0 and both coaches gave every player nearly 45 minutes game time.

 

FCB vs. Lekhwiya stadium
FCB vs. Lekhwiya stadium

 

We can only estimate about the attendance (maybe 600), but the ~25 Bayern Munich fans brought a little bit of Bundesliga into the stadium.

 

As you can see on the picture, nearly all seats of the stadium were covered to protect them from the sand.

 

FCB vs. Lekhwiya stadium outside
FCB vs. Lekhwiya stadium outside

If anyone else can provide live pictures from game-days in any country from any stadium, please send it to us that we can share the experience here as well.

 

Sun

23

Dec

2012

DFB Cup - Round of 16

Non-s(ci)ence

While most of the Bundesliga clubs were already on christmas vacation, the round of 16 of the DFB cup started last tuesday/wednesday.

 

Henning Senf sent pictures from the game Borussia Dortmund vs. Hannover 96.

DFB cup round of 16 - BVB vs. H96
DFB cup round of 16 - BVB vs. H96

The game was played at Dortmund and the picture was taken from the BVB fan corner.

There was hardly any fan noise in the sold out arena (80.645) for the initial 12 minutes and 12 seconds, as the fans protested against the new safety concept "Sicheres Stadionerlebnis" of the DFB. The 12 minutes and 12 seconds were chosen in accordance to the day (12th of December) on which most of the clubs signed off on the DFB concept which is thought to result in a safer environment for fans. However, the fans themselves critics that the new rules would violate against personal rights.

 

BVB vs. H96 - 12.12
BVB vs. H96 - 12.12

The BVB dominated the entire game and secured the next round in the DFB cup with a 5:1 home win.

 

BVB vs. H96 final result
BVB vs. H96 final result

Thanks for sharing. If anyone can provide other live pictures from game-day attendances in any country from any stadium, we would like to present them here as well.

 

Tue

30

Oct

2012

FC Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen

Non-s(ci)ence

Bayern Munich finally lost a match in the German 1.Bundesliga.

 

Bayer Leverkusen took the three points from the sold-out Allianz Arena (71.000 spectators) at Munich with a very lucky 2:1 win. It seemed that Bayern Munich beat themselves that night as two defenders from FCB helped Leverkusen to score those goals. Additionally, Bayern could not capitalize on 23:5 shots on goal, 14:2 corners and 68:32 percent ball possession. 

Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen
Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen

 

The defeat did not really hurt them as they sit comfortably in first place with still four points ahead of Schalke after winning the first eight games of the 2012-2013 season.

 

This winning streak also marks a new record in history of the Bundesliga.

 

The Allianz Arena at Munich
The Allianz Arena at Munich

Wed

17

Oct

2012

UEFA Europa League

Non-s(ci)ence

Albert Fernandez Caballeria visited the UEFA Europa League home game of FC Dnipro Dnipropretrovsk against PSV Eindhoven.

UEFA Europa League FC Dnipro vs. PSV
UEFA Europa League FC Dnipro vs. PSV

 

It was a good night for the home team as they defeated PSV 2:0 and up to date they are leading the group F with six points.

 

UEFA Europa League FC Dnipro celebrates a goal
UEFA Europa League FC Dnipro celebrates a goal

About 28.000 visitors saw the game and Albert reported that the weather was nice and the atmosphere great.

 

Thanks for sharing.

Sat

06

Oct

2012

Bayern Munich and SG Eintracht Frankfurt

Non-s(ci)ence

While Bayern Munich suffered the first loss in the UEFA Champions League on last Tuesday, they are moving ahead unbeaten as the first of the table in the Bundesliga.

Eintracht Frankfurt as the team that just got promoted from 2nd league last season, currently second place of the table with two points behind, presents itself more or less as the only team tailing Bayern.

 

SG Eintracht Frankfurt with the best in Bundesliga history
SG Eintracht Frankfurt vs. SC Freiburg
SG Eintracht - best start in Bundesliga history for a team that just got promoted
SG Eintracht - best start in Bundesliga history for a team that just got promoted

Five points behind Frankfurt is Dortmund the Champion of last season.

 

It looks like the arena in Frankurt is the one to go these days. With the 2:1 win over SC Freiburg, Eintracht now holds the record for the best start of a team that just got promoted into first league in Bundesliga history.

Sun

26

Aug

2012

Start of the 50th DFB Bundesliga season

Non-s(ci)ence

This week-end displayed the start of the 50th DFB Bundesliga season.

 

Henning Senf and Daniela Wilsdorf attended the first home game of SG Eintracht Frankfurt, who played against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

 

All people that I know are happy that Eintracht won 2:1.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen

 

Due to restrictions/sanctions from the DFB, Eintracht Frankfurt were not allowed to use the home fan-corner. As a result there were only 29.750 visitors.

 

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Bayer 04 LeverkusenEintracht Frankfurt fan corner
Eintracht Frankfurt fan corner

Thu

19

Jul

2012

Pre-season DFB Bundesliga

Non-s(ci)ence

11-p.com visited a pre-season game between Kickers Offenbach (3rd league) and Bayer 04 Leverkusen (1st league) at Offenbach (Germany).

DFB Bundesliga pre-season Kicker Offenbach vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen
DFB Bundesliga pre-season Kicker Offenbach vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen

The game symbolized the official opening of the new stadium, the "Bieberer Berg".

DFB Bundesliga pre-season Kickers Offenbach vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen
DFB Bundesliga pre-season Kickers Offenbach vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen

About 14.500 spectators saw the game that Bayer won 3:0.

 

Sat

30

Jun

2012

EURO 2012 Semi-final Germany vs. Italy

Non-s(ci)ence

The second semi-final of the EURO 2012 was played in Warszaw.

Warszaw stadium outside daylight
EURO 2012 semi-final Germany vs. Italy
EURO 2012 semi-final Germany vs. Italy
EURO 2012 semi-final Germany vs. Italy

55.540 visitors saw a better and clinical italian team. Germany lost 2:1.

Warszaw stadium kick-off
EURO 2012 semi-final Germany vs. Italy

Wed

27

Jun

2012

UEFA EURO 2012 Netherland vs Denmark

Non-s(ci)ence

Albert Caballeria also visited the EURO 2012 in Kharkiv. The picture shows the group stage game Netherlands vs. Denmark in front of approximately 40.000 visitors. Denmark won the game 1:0

UEFA EURO 2012 Group stage Netherland vs. Denmark
UEFA EURO 2012 Group stage Netherland vs. Denmark

Mon

11

Jun

2012

EURO 2012 Germany vs Portugal

Non-s(ci)ence

The 1:0 victory of Germany against Portugal of the EURO 2012.

 

About 33.000 spectators (sold-out) saw a more or less "below average" game in which the Germans were happy to keep the result 1:0 to take their first 3 points in the group stage of the EURO 2012.

EURO 2012 GER vs POR
EURO 2012 GER vs POR
EURO 2012 GER vs POR
EURO 2012 GER vs POR

Mon

21

May

2012

UEFA Championsleague Final

Non-s(ci)ence

Normally, the outer layer is shining in red (for FC Bayern Munich), but at the UEFA Champions League Final between Bayern Munich and FC Chelsea the colors were green/blue (the colors of the UEFA).

 

The stadium was sold out (65.000) and Chelsea won the Champions League for the first time in their history after a dramatic game in penalties.

The text states: "our city, our stadium - our trophy"

 

It was their city and their stadium, but Drogba and Chelsea took the trophy to London

Fri

18

May

2012

Stadiums and crowds

Non-s(ci)ence

One more UEFA Champions League Final to go !!!

 

Yesterday was the first one (Women's) in Munich. On the picture you see the "historical" Olympic stadium at Munich -  the old home of FC Bayern Munich.

 

Attendance 50.212 - Record for Womens football

 

1. FFC Frankfurt played Olypmic Lyon, who took home the trophy.

Olympic Stadium Munich

Mon

12

Mar

2012

Stadium and crowds...

Non-s(ci)encs

Ever visited FC Bayern?

 

Check stadiums and crowds and see what you have missed.

FC Bayern Munich

Mon

12

Mar

2012

Stadium and crowds...

Non-s(ci)ence

Ever visited FC Bayern?

 

Check stadiums and crowds and see what you have missed.

Thu

01

Mar

2012

Stadiums and crowds...

Non-s(ci)ence

Another one from www.11-p.com

 

Commerzbank Arena Frankfurt 45.000 visitors

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. 1.FC Cologne - final result 1:1

Stadium and crowds on football science Commerzbank Arena Frankfurt

Frank Dubanec from www.11-p.com attended Cologne against TSG Hoffenheim at Rhein-Energy Stadium.

 

We do not know the result neither the total of attendances - it does not matter. Great picture.

Stadium and crowds on football science Rhein-Energy Stadium Cologne

If you have (great) pictures of football stadiums and fans, send it to us and we will post it. Why? Because its football, we are all fans and its just an exciting feeling to watch football live.

 

Therefore we would like to start with a picture from last night -

All Whites vs. Jamaica - friendly match Auckland, Mt Smart stadium. 15.000 spectators, Jamaica won 3:2

Stadium and crowds on football science Mt Smart stadium Auckland
Stadium and crowds on football science Mt Smart stadium Auckland

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