Germans seek beer, soccer scores after Iraq
Germans seek beer, soccer scores after Iraq hostage ordeal
BERLIN (Reuters) - The first things two freed Germans asked for after a 99-day hostage ordeal in
Iraq were a beer and the latest scores in the German soccer league.
Germany's ambassador in Iraq Bernd Erbel was quoted in Bild newspaper Thursday saying the two freed engineers -- Rene Braeunlich, 32, and Thomas Nitzschke, 28 -- knew what they wanted when they arrived at the embassy Tuesday evening.
"'Do you have any cold beer, please?'" was the first thing they asked for, according to Erbel. After a toast to freedom they wanted to know the Bundesliga standings.