Not only has the FIFA Confederations Cup Germany 2005 been a festival of football, it has also been a cacophony of cultures. When walking to any stadium on a balmy summer's evening, you can make out excited strains of German, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese and English as supporters anticipate the action that is about to unfold.

Taking your seat on a matchday has also been a breathtaking experience as the stadiums have been transformed into a cauldron of colour and noise. The passion behind the singing of the national anthems has been emotional for the people in countries involved as well as even the most dispassionate neutrals.

Mexican waves have been commonplace in the venues around Germany as fans from the Americas have made themselves seen – and heard. The primary examples, the Brazilians, brighten up every tournament they enter with their samba beat, catchy chants and colourful costumes.

Therefore, it is not only the football, but the fans, who have helped make the FIFA Confederations Cup a huge success so far. However, with four important games still to play, perhaps the best is yet to come.