Up until a few years ago, I didn't know the first thing about soccer (futbol, Fußball, football). In fact, I wasn't such a sports fan at all. Then a rather clever director (Regisseur) cast me in an operetta (light opera, Singspiel) playing the role of a tomboy. I had to juggle a ball during my monologue (not juggle, like with three balls, but soccer juggling - keeping the ball in the air using every appendage except your hands).
This lead to me joining the theater soccer team, and even playing in the Bavarian "Theater Cup."
Now, I am caught up yet again in World Cup fever. It's really quite a special time in Europe - the sidewalks lined with plasma televisions, vuvuzelas resounding throughout the town, and people coming together for a common, if frivolous, cause. In this video, I show off a few of my best moves.