AUSTRIA’S FOOTBALL AND VOLLEYBALL TEAMS FINISH STRONG
At the European Women’s Football Championship in the Netherlands, Austria’s team made it to the semifinals, sparking widespread enthusiasm from their countrymen (and -women) who are unaccustomed to football glory. Shortly after, it was the men’s time to shine as Austria’s duo of Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst eked out an excellent silver medal at the Beach Volleyball World Championship in Vienna.
NEED TO KNOW
The self-declared “sport nation” Austria is alive and kicking.
WHAT OTHERS SAID
“I will get my shirt signed, framed and hang it on the wall. I hope I can tell my children about it one day.” - Nina Burger, captain of the Austrian women’s football team.