Lisbon, Portugal - October 2001
In October 2000 we went to the Emerald Isle to see Estonia play Ireland in a World Cup qualifying match in Dublin. The trip was such a success that we decided to do it again in 2001, except this time Estonia was away to Portugal.
While Ireland was lovely, its October weather could not match Portugal's warm sunshine. We spent a fun-filled week touring around the country and then arrived in Lisbon to see the match. As luck would have it, several other loose connections of friends and acquaintances were in Europe at the same time and we all met up in Lisbon the night before the game. The bulk of us were from Toronto but other representatives came from New York, Seattle and Vancouver. In all, there were something like 21 of us going to see the game. I was the one organising the tickets.