I would go with a rescue first, but if there aren't any available definitely go with a young'un. Depending on what breed you pick they can live to 10 years. But if you do go with a younger rabbit definitely get him/her spayed and neutered; females need it otherwise they get ovarian cancer around 5 years and boys calm down and become easier to train.
oh tons! lol. First make sure you take them to the vet, try to find one that specializes in bunnies. They'll need their teeth checked along with possible spay/neutered. They can be very lovable when worked with enough, but expect the cold shoulder at first. Be prepared for them to basically act like a cat; "you can pet me when it fits in my schedule". It's supper easy to make them treats with the leftover dust in the hay bags. Play pens are great! Not only do you get to play with your bunny but its time out of their pen for exercise. Depending on how comfortable they get with you guys, you can also get a harness for him/her and take them outside on a leash. They don't "walk" on a leash its more you just follow them around. Laki is also a bunny owner on here. She helped me get things figured out for this little guy.
Sounds like your dad is a huge Spain fan ;) You'd be surprised, lots of folks here are Spain supporters even if they're French. It's kind of awkward, yes, but you get used to it after a while. After the World Cup, we had guys speeding down the Champs-Élysées at 100mph in Ferraris, waving the Spanish flag whilst standing up in their cars, screaming "BARÇA!". And of course, we have a lot of Spanish expats as well. I guess it's difficult not to love the best team in the world.
Funnily enough, many supporters of the French team (my boyfriend included) didn't bother watching the game here because they were 100% sure France would be completely trounced by Spain. You should have heard the angry yelling from next door - they had a massive Spanish flag hanging from their balcony.
To be completely honest, I only watch from time to time, but living here, it's impossible not to follow football at least a little because it's France's "national sport" (I'm an expat but integrated pretty well as I'm beginning to lose my English and watch football, haha). I watched the very end of the match...that last-second goal was something. I'm astonished we managed to get a tie with Spain! The whole neighbourhood is still talking about it :) Did you get to see the entire game?