Thursday 22nd June

München, Stuttgart

Group F Gottlieb Daimler Stadion Stuttgart 21.00

Croatia v Australia

Today saw me use the last of my obstructed view tickets. Overall they have provided some of the best vantage points in the stadium. In Dortmund for the Germany game I was in amongst hospitality clients and even had the German team line up below me for my team photo.   Here in Stuttgart I looked out onto the pitch and had to wonder what the obstruction was as I was sat above the press in the main stand. I sat right back in my seat and found that a handrail blocked the corner flag. The game was a pulsating affair and throughout the whole game everyone was on the edge of their seat.

On two occasions the press did slightly block my view but the compensation was that you could also watch the TV monitors. Did you know that when the commentators refer to action just off your screen, they know this because they have a wider view and the screen we see is highlighted on their monitor!