As a precursor to Monday's Euro 2008 games in Austria, Austria and Germany fielded 2 womens soccer teams on Sunday. But at the end of the game, they had to forego the traditional shirt swap. The reason? Both teams were clad only in thongs.
Organized by an online chat room, the two teams took the field with a mostly male audience, and plenty of media who were all too happy to take a break from covering Euro 2008.
"I hope our men will take heart from that tomorrow. We played pretty hard, we even had some injuries, like I for example broke my toe nail," Said Doris Fastenmeir, a bank employee, and one of the competitors.