In Tehran, blowing trumpets
and waving flags, thousands of jubilant Iranians welcomed the World Cup team Sunday, a homecoming that mixed disappointment at the team's elimination with joy over its win against the United States.
Suddenly the doors burst open and a menacing bunch of around 30 Estonian youths banging drums and blowing trumpets
Other times there would be a white light shining through the darkness, but no f***king angels, no one blowing trumpets
and no man in a white beard.
In New Zealand, about 4,000 people - many blowing trumpets
and banging drums, and some splattered with mock blood - marched to the US embassy in the capital Wellington.
With both sets of fans blowing trumpets
and banging giant drums, the Yugoslavs - boasting five internationals - levelled the first qualifying round aggregate scores with a 14th minute header by Milorad Zecevic.
He put to him: "I am suggesting that a man in your position does not enter the arena waving flags and blowing trumpets
unless he has taken the trouble to verify what he is proposing to say, particularly when what he is proposing to say is something of great sensitivity and importance to millions of people throughout the world.