If there were a contest for the title of “most stupid fans at the World Cup”, two England supporters in Cologne who mislaid their car ahead of tonight’s match against Sweden would certainly be in the running.
The fans parked their car in Cologne’s old city and, before going off to have a drink, they wrote down what they thought was the German street name. When they returned several hours later, they could no longer find their car. According to this morning’s German press, the unnamed England fans, who had driven to the Rhine city from Belgium, then approached two police officers and handed over a crumpled piece of paper with the street name on it. Unfortunately, however, it read – “Einbahnstrasse”, the German for one-way street.