The morning began with Michael Schumacher’s manager saying that the Formula One great is no longer in a coma and has left a French hospital where he had been receiving treatment since a skiing accident in December. This is what is known as timing, and a blessing. It was the day Germany would take the pitch in Brazil against Portugal. What a day for German sport.
Schumacher is now at the Lausanne University Hospital in neighbouring Switzerland, hospital spokesman Darcy Christen said, without elaborating.
Schumacher, his wife and their two children live in Switzerland. His accident happened on a family vacation as Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son.
Schumacher’s family “would like to explicitly thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months,” Kehm’s statement said. The German football team did not let the great one down, he is the Chairman of the board when it comes to Formula 1. This World Cup has been incredible, to say the least. Germany vs Portugal was billed as a heavyweight of the tournament, and it didn’t disappoint.
A Germany win was expected, given Portugal’s status as a supposed one-man team. But in truth, it was never to be once Pepe was sent off in the first half. But this wasn’t about Pepe. Nor was it about Miroslav Klose, not even Cristiano Ronaldo. This was all about Thomas Muller. The forward raced to become the tournament’s leading scorer, bagging a hat-trick, and always looking a menace up top for Germany.
A great day for Germany.